Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 56.1% less likely to be obese


In Tunisia, 26.9% of adults are obese. In Cabo Verde, that number is 11.8% of people.

live 3.3 years less


In Tunisia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 77 years for women). In Cabo Verde, that number is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women).

Economy

be 43.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Tunisia, 15.9% of adults are unemployed. In Cabo Verde, that number is 9.0%.

make 41.5% less money


Tunisia has a GDP per capita of $11,800, while in Cabo Verde, the GDP per capita is $6,900.

be 93.5% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Tunisia, 15.5% live below the poverty line. In Cabo Verde, however, that number is 30.0%.

Life

be 32.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Tunisia, approximately 62.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Cabo Verde, 42.0 women do.

be 81.0% more likely to die during infancy


In Tunisia, approximately 12.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cabo Verde, on the other hand, 21.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 29.4% less likely to have access to electricity


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

Expenditures

spend 18.2% less on education


Tunisia spends 6.6% of its total GDP on education. Cabo Verde spends 5.4% of total GDP on education.

spend 31.4% less on healthcare


Tunisia spends 7.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cabo Verde, that number is 4.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 15.9% less coastline


Tunisia has a total of 1,148 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 Tunisia? 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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