Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 8.0 years longer


In Sudan, the average life expectancy is 64 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women). In Cabo Verde, that number is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women).

be 78.8% more likely to be obese


In Sudan, 6.6% of adults are obese. In Cabo Verde, that number is 11.8% of people.

Economy

make 50.0% more money


Sudan has a GDP per capita of $4,600, while in Cabo Verde, the GDP per capita is $6,900.

be 54.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Sudan, 19.6% of adults are unemployed. In Cabo Verde, that number is 9.0%.

be 35.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Sudan, 46.5% live below the poverty line. In Cabo Verde, however, that number is 30.0%.

Life

be 86.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Sudan, approximately 311.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Cabo Verde, 42.0 women do.

be 55.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Sudan, approximately 48.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cabo Verde, on the other hand, 21.9 children do.

be 14.4% more likely to be literate


In Sudan, the literacy rate is 75.9%. In Cabo Verde, it is 86.8%.

have 28.3% less children


In Sudan, there are approximately 27.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Cabo Verde, there are 20.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.0 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Sudan, 35% of people have electricity access (63% in urban areas, and 21% in rural areas). In Cabo Verde, that number is 71% of people on average (84% in urban areas, and 47% in rural areas).

be 72.1% more likely to have internet access


In Sudan, approximately 28.0% of the population has internet access. In Cabo Verde, about 48.2% do.

be 65.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Sudan, approximately 56% of people have improved drinking water access (66% in urban areas, and 50% in rural areas). In Cabo Verde, that number is 92% of people on average (94% in urban areas, and 87% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 42.9% less on healthcare


Sudan spends 8.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cabo Verde, that number is 4.8% of GDP.

spend 2.5 times more on education


Sudan spends 2.2% of its total GDP on education. Cabo Verde spends 5.4% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 13.1% more coastline


Sudan has a total of 853 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 Sudan? 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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