Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Cabo Verde instead of Saudi Arabia, you would:

Health

be 66.7% less likely to be obese


In Saudi Arabia, 35.4% of adults are obese. In Cabo Verde, that number is 11.8% of people.

live 3.1 years less


In Saudi Arabia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women). In Cabo Verde, that number is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women).

Economy

make 87.4% less money


Saudi Arabia has a GDP per capita of $54,800, while in Cabo Verde, the GDP per capita is $6,900.

be 55.2% more likely to be unemployed


In Saudi Arabia, 5.8% of adults are unemployed. In Cabo Verde, that number is 9.0%.

Life

be 3.5 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Saudi Arabia, approximately 12.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Cabo Verde, 42.0 women do.

be 65.9% more likely to die during infancy


In Saudi Arabia, approximately 13.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cabo Verde, on the other hand, 21.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 28.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Saudi Arabia, 98% of people have electricity access (99% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas). In Cabo Verde, that number is 71% of people on average (84% in urban areas, and 47% in rural areas).

be 34.7% less likely to have internet access


In Saudi Arabia, approximately 73.8% of the population has internet access. In Cabo Verde, about 48.2% do.

Geography

see 63.4% less coastline


Saudi Arabia has a total of 2,640 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 Saudi Arabia? 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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