Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.3 years longer


In Yemen, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 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 31.0% less likely to be obese


In Yemen, 17.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Cabo Verde, that number is 11.8% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 2.8 times more money


Yemen has a GDP per capita of $2,500 as of 2017, while in Cabo Verde, the GDP per capita is $7,000 as of 2017.

be 66.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Yemen, 27.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Cabo Verde, that number is 9.0% as of 2017.

be 44.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Yemen, 54.0% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Cabo Verde, however, that number is 30.0% as of 2000.

Life

be 64.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Yemen, approximately 164.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Cabo Verde, 58.0 women do as of 2017.

be 23.8% more likely to be literate


In Yemen, the literacy rate is 70.1% as of 2015. In Cabo Verde, it is 86.8% as of 2015.

be 53.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Yemen, approximately 41.9 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 26.0% fewer children


In Yemen, there are approximately 25.8 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 97.0% more likely to have access to electricity


In Yemen, approximately 47% of people have electricity access (72% in urban areas, and 32% 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 2.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Yemen, approximately 26.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Cabo Verde, about 58.2% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 49.4% less coastline


Yemen has a total of 1,906 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 Yemen? 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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