Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 89.8% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Uganda, 5.9% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Cabo Verde, that number is 0.6% of people.

live 16.5 years longer


In Uganda, the average life expectancy is 56 years (54 years for men, 57 years for women). In Cabo Verde, that number is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women).

be 2.2 times more likely to be obese


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

Economy

make 2.9 times more money


Uganda has a GDP per capita of $2,400, while in Cabo Verde, the GDP per capita is $6,900.

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


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

Life

be 87.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In Uganda, approximately 343.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Cabo Verde, 42.0 women do.

be 10.7% more likely to be literate


In Uganda, the literacy rate is 78.4%. In Cabo Verde, it is 86.8%.

be 61.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Uganda, approximately 56.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cabo Verde, on the other hand, 21.9 children do.

have 53.4% less children


In Uganda, there are approximately 42.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Cabo Verde, there are 20.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.2 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Uganda, 22% of people have electricity access (55% in urban areas, and 10% in rural areas). In Cabo Verde, that number is 71% of people on average (84% in urban areas, and 47% in rural areas).

be 16.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Uganda, approximately 79% of people have improved drinking water access (96% in urban areas, and 76% 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 33.3% less on healthcare


Uganda spends 7.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cabo Verde, that number is 4.8% of GDP.

spend 2.3 times more on education


Uganda spends 2.3% of its total GDP on education. Cabo Verde spends 5.4% of total GDP on education.

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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