Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 28.9% less likely to be obese


In Uzbekistan, 16.6% of adults are obese. In Cabo Verde, that number is 11.8% of people.

live 1.6 years less


In Uzbekistan, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 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 83.7% more likely to be unemployed


In Uzbekistan, 4.9% of adults are unemployed. In Cabo Verde, that number is 9.0%.

be 2.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Uzbekistan, 14.0% live below the poverty line. In Cabo Verde, however, that number is 30.0%.

Life

be 13.2% less likely to be literate


In Uzbekistan, the literacy rate is 100.0%. In Cabo Verde, it is 86.8%.

have 19.0% more children


In Uzbekistan, there are approximately 16.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Cabo Verde, there are 20.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 16.7% more likely to die during childbirth


In Uzbekistan, approximately 36.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Cabo Verde, 42.0 women do.

be 21.7% more likely to die during infancy


In Uzbekistan, approximately 18.0 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 Uzbekistan, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Cabo Verde, 71% of the population do.

Expenditures

spend 17.2% less on healthcare


Uzbekistan spends 5.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cabo Verde, that number is 4.8% of GDP.

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 Uzbekistan? 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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