Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 53.8% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Suriname, 1.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Cabo Verde, that number is 0.6% of people.

be 55.3% less likely to be obese


In Suriname, 26.4% of adults are obese. In Cabo Verde, that number is 11.8% of people.

Economy

be 57.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Suriname, 70.0% live below the poverty line. In Cabo Verde, however, that number is 30.0%.

make 52.7% less money


Suriname has a GDP per capita of $14,600, while in Cabo Verde, the GDP per capita is $6,900.

Life

be 72.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Suriname, approximately 155.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Cabo Verde, 42.0 women do.

be 10.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Suriname, approximately 24.5 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cabo Verde, on the other hand, 21.9 children do.

have 26.6% more children


In Suriname, there are approximately 15.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Cabo Verde, there are 20.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 29.4% less likely to have access to electricity


In Suriname, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Cabo Verde, 71% of the population do.

Expenditures

spend 15.8% less on healthcare


Suriname spends 5.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cabo Verde, that number is 4.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 2.5 times more coastline


Suriname has a total of 386 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 Suriname? 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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