Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 53.2% less likely to be obese


In Vanuatu, 25.2% of adults are obese. In Cabo Verde, that number is 11.8% of people.

live 1.3 years less


In Vanuatu, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 75 years for women). In Cabo Verde, that number is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women).

Economy

make 2.6 times more money


Vanuatu has a GDP per capita of $2,700, while in Cabo Verde, the GDP per capita is $6,900.

be 5.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Vanuatu, 1.7% of adults are unemployed. In Cabo Verde, that number is 9.0%.

Life

be 46.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Vanuatu, approximately 78.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Cabo Verde, 42.0 women do.

be 52.1% more likely to die during infancy


In Vanuatu, approximately 14.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cabo Verde, on the other hand, 21.9 children do.

have 16.7% fewer children


In Vanuatu, there are approximately 24.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Cabo Verde, there are 20.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.6 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Vanuatu, 27% of people have electricity access (55% in urban areas, and 18% in rural areas). In Cabo Verde, that number is 71% of people on average (84% in urban areas, and 47% in rural areas).

be 2.0 times more likely to have internet access


In Vanuatu, approximately 24.0% of the population has internet access. In Cabo Verde, about 48.2% do.

Geography

see 61.8% less coastline


Vanuatu has a total of 2,528 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 Vanuatu? 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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