Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Cabo Verde instead of Timor-Leste, you would:

Health

live 4.0 years longer


In Timor-Leste, the average life expectancy is 68 years (67 years for men, 70 years for women). In Cabo Verde, that number is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women).

be 3.1 times more likely to be obese


In Timor-Leste, 3.8% of adults are obese. In Cabo Verde, that number is 11.8% of people.

Economy

make 27.8% more money


Timor-Leste has a GDP per capita of $5,400, while in Cabo Verde, the GDP per capita is $6,900.

be 28.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Timor-Leste, 41.8% live below the poverty line. In Cabo Verde, however, that number is 30.0%.

be 2.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Timor-Leste, 4.4% of adults are unemployed. In Cabo Verde, that number is 9.0%.

Life

be 80.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Timor-Leste, approximately 215.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Cabo Verde, 42.0 women do.

be 28.6% more likely to be literate


In Timor-Leste, the literacy rate is 67.5%. In Cabo Verde, it is 86.8%.

be 37.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Timor-Leste, approximately 35.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cabo Verde, on the other hand, 21.9 children do.

have 40.1% less children


In Timor-Leste, there are approximately 33.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Cabo Verde, there are 20.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 68.1% more likely to have access to electricity


In Timor-Leste, 42% of people have electricity access (78% in urban areas, and 27% in rural areas). In Cabo Verde, that number is 71% of people on average (84% in urban areas, and 47% in rural areas).

be 91.3% more likely to have internet access


In Timor-Leste, approximately 25.2% of the population has internet access. In Cabo Verde, about 48.2% do.

be 27.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Timor-Leste, approximately 72% of people have improved drinking water access (95% in urban areas, and 60% 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 28.0% less on education


Timor-Leste spends 7.5% of its total GDP on education. Cabo Verde spends 5.4% of total GDP on education.

spend 3.2 times more on healthcare


Timor-Leste spends 1.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cabo Verde, that number is 4.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 36.7% more coastline


Timor-Leste has a total of 706 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 Timor-Leste? 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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