Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 89.5% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Uganda, 5.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Cabo Verde, that number is 0.6% of people as of 2018.

live 5.0 years longer


In Uganda, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 70 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 2.2 times more likely to be obese


In Uganda, 5.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Cabo Verde, that number is 11.8% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 2.9 times more money


Uganda has a GDP per capita of $2,400 as of 2017, while in Cabo Verde, the GDP per capita is $7,000 as of 2017.

be 40.2% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Uganda, 21.4% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In Cabo Verde, however, that number is 30.0% as of 2000.

Life

be 84.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Uganda, approximately 375.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Cabo Verde, 58.0 women do as of 2017.

be 13.5% more likely to be literate


In Uganda, the literacy rate is 76.5% as of 2018. In Cabo Verde, it is 86.8% as of 2015.

be 39.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Uganda, approximately 32.6 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.

have 54.8% fewer children


In Uganda, there are approximately 42.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Cabo Verde, there are 19.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 4.6 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Uganda, approximately 20% of people have electricity access (23% in urban areas, and 19% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Cabo Verde, that number is 93% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 92% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 2.5 times more likely to have internet access


In Uganda, approximately 23.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Cabo Verde, about 58.2% do as of 2018.

be 19.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Uganda, approximately 81% of people have improved drinking water access (93% in urban areas, and 77% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Cabo Verde, that number is 96% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 89% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 100.0% more on education


Uganda spends 2.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Cabo Verde spends 5.2% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

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 Uganda? 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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