Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 63.2% less likely to be obese


In Turkey, 32.1% of adults are obese. In Cabo Verde, that number is 11.8% of people.

live 2.6 years less


In Turkey, the average life expectancy is 75 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women). In Cabo Verde, that number is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women).

Economy

be 19.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Turkey, 11.2% of adults are unemployed. In Cabo Verde, that number is 9.0%.

make 74.3% less money


Turkey has a GDP per capita of $26,900, while in Cabo Verde, the GDP per capita is $6,900.

be 37.0% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Turkey, 21.9% live below the poverty line. In Cabo Verde, however, that number is 30.0%.

Life

have 27.4% more children


In Turkey, there are approximately 15.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Cabo Verde, there are 20.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.6 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Turkey, approximately 16.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Cabo Verde, 42.0 women do.

be 24.4% more likely to die during infancy


In Turkey, approximately 17.6 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 Turkey, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Cabo Verde, 71% of the population do.

be 17.3% less likely to have internet access


In Turkey, approximately 58.3% of the population has internet access. In Cabo Verde, about 48.2% do.

Expenditures

spend 11.1% less on healthcare


Turkey spends 5.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cabo Verde, that number is 4.8% of GDP.

spend 22.7% more on education


Turkey spends 4.4% of its total GDP on education. Cabo Verde spends 5.4% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 86.6% less coastline


Turkey has a total of 7,200 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 Turkey? 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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