Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 45.5% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Thailand, 1.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Cabo Verde, that number is 0.6% of people as of 2018.

live 2.4 years less


In Thailand, the average life expectancy is 76 years (72 years for men, 79 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.

be 18.0% more likely to be obese


In Thailand, 10.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Cabo Verde, that number is 11.8% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 60.9% less money


Thailand has a GDP per capita of $17,900 as of 2017, while in Cabo Verde, the GDP per capita is $7,000 as of 2017.

be 12.9 times more likely to be unemployed


In Thailand, 0.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Cabo Verde, that number is 9.0% as of 2017.

be 4.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Thailand, 7.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Cabo Verde, however, that number is 30.0% as of 2000.

Life

have 78.5% more children


In Thailand, there are approximately 10.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Cabo Verde, there are 19.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 56.8% more likely to die during childbirth


In Thailand, approximately 37.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Cabo Verde, 58.0 women do as of 2017.

be 2.3 times more likely to die during infancy


In Thailand, approximately 8.6 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.

Expenditures

spend 26.8% more on education


Thailand spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Cabo Verde spends 5.2% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 70.0% less coastline


Thailand has a total of 3,219 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 Thailand? 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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