Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.5 years longer


In Tuvalu, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women). In Cabo Verde, that number is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women).

be 77.1% less likely to be obese


In Tuvalu, 51.6% of adults are obese. In Cabo Verde, that number is 11.8% of people.

Economy

make 81.6% more money


Tuvalu has a GDP per capita of $3,800, while in Cabo Verde, the GDP per capita is $6,900.

be 14.1% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Tuvalu, 26.3% live below the poverty line. In Cabo Verde, however, that number is 30.0%.

Life

be 24.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Tuvalu, approximately 29.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cabo Verde, on the other hand, 21.9 children do.

have 15.6% less children


In Tuvalu, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Cabo Verde, there are 20.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 56.9% more likely to have access to electricity


In Tuvalu, 45% of people have electricity access (57% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas). In Cabo Verde, that number is 71% of people on average (84% in urban areas, and 47% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 70.9% less on healthcare


Tuvalu spends 16.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cabo Verde, that number is 4.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 40.2 times more coastline


Tuvalu has a total of 24 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 Tuvalu? 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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