Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 40.1% less likely to be obese


In Peru, 19.7% of adults are obese. In Cabo Verde, that number is 11.8% of people.

live 1.6 years less


In Peru, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 76 years for women). In Cabo Verde, that number is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women).

Economy

make 48.1% less money


Peru has a GDP per capita of $13,300, while in Cabo Verde, the GDP per capita is $6,900.

be 34.3% more likely to be unemployed


In Peru, 6.7% of adults are unemployed. In Cabo Verde, that number is 9.0%.

be 32.2% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Peru, 22.7% live below the poverty line. In Cabo Verde, however, that number is 30.0%.

Life

be 38.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Peru, approximately 68.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Cabo Verde, 42.0 women do.

have 12.4% more children


In Peru, there are approximately 17.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Cabo Verde, there are 20.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 19.0% more likely to die during infancy


In Peru, approximately 18.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cabo Verde, on the other hand, 21.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 22.4% less likely to have access to electricity


In Peru, 91% of people have electricity access (98% in urban areas, and 73% in rural areas). In Cabo Verde, that number is 71% of people on average (84% in urban areas, and 47% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 12.7% less on healthcare


Peru spends 5.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cabo Verde, that number is 4.8% of GDP.

spend 42.1% more on education


Peru spends 3.8% of its total GDP on education. Cabo Verde spends 5.4% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 60.0% less coastline


Peru has a total of 2,414 km of coastline. In Cabo Verde, that number is 965 km.

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 Peru? 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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