Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Cabo Verde instead of Paraguay, you would:

Health

be 41.9% less likely to be obese


In Paraguay, 20.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Cabo Verde, that number is 11.8% of people as of 2016.

live 4.7 years less


In Paraguay, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Cabo Verde, that number is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 45.3% less money


Paraguay has a GDP per capita of $12,800 as of 2017, while in Cabo Verde, the GDP per capita is $7,000 as of 2017.

be 57.9% more likely to be unemployed


In Paraguay, 5.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Cabo Verde, that number is 9.0% as of 2017.

be 35.1% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Paraguay, 22.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Cabo Verde, however, that number is 30.0% as of 2000.

Life

be 31.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Paraguay, approximately 84.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Cabo Verde, 58.0 women do as of 2017.

have 15.1% more children


In Paraguay, there are approximately 16.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Cabo Verde, there are 19.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 16.6% more likely to die during infancy


In Paraguay, approximately 16.9 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Cabo Verde, on the other hand, 19.7 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 10.5% less likely to have internet access


In Paraguay, approximately 65.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Cabo Verde, about 58.2% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 52.9% more on education


Paraguay spends 3.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Cabo Verde spends 5.2% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Cabo Verde: At a glance

Cabo Verde is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 4,033 sq km. The uninhabited islands were discovered and colonized by the Portuguese in the 15th century; Cabo Verde subsequently became a trading center for African slaves and later an important coaling and resupply stop for whaling and transatlantic shipping. Following independence in 1975, and a tentative interest in unification with Guinea-Bissau, a one-party system was established and maintained until multi-party elections were held in 1990. Cabo Verde continues to exhibit one of Africa's most stable democratic governments. Repeated droughts during the second half of the 20th century caused significant hardship and prompted heavy emigration. As a result, Cabo Verde's expatriate population is greater than its domestic one. Most Cabo Verdeans have both African and Portuguese antecedents.

How big is Cabo Verde compared to Paraguay? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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