Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 94.8% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Zambia, 11.5% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Cabo Verde, that number is 0.6% of people.

live 19.7 years longer


In Zambia, the average life expectancy is 53 years (51 years for men, 54 years for women). In Cabo Verde, that number is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women).

be 45.7% more likely to be obese


In Zambia, 8.1% of adults are obese. In Cabo Verde, that number is 11.8% of people.

Economy

make 72.5% more money


Zambia has a GDP per capita of $4,000, while in Cabo Verde, the GDP per capita is $6,900.

be 40.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Zambia, 15.0% of adults are unemployed. In Cabo Verde, that number is 9.0%.

be 44.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Zambia, 54.4% live below the poverty line. In Cabo Verde, however, that number is 30.0%.

Life

be 81.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Zambia, approximately 224.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Cabo Verde, 42.0 women do.

be 64.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Zambia, approximately 61.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cabo Verde, on the other hand, 21.9 children do.

be 36.9% more likely to be literate


In Zambia, the literacy rate is 63.4%. In Cabo Verde, it is 86.8%.

have 51.8% less children


In Zambia, there are approximately 41.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Cabo Verde, there are 20.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.7 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Zambia, 26% of people have electricity access (45% in urban areas, and 14% in rural areas). In Cabo Verde, that number is 71% of people on average (84% in urban areas, and 47% in rural areas).

be 89.0% more likely to have internet access


In Zambia, approximately 25.5% of the population has internet access. In Cabo Verde, about 48.2% do.

be 40.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Zambia, approximately 65% of people have improved drinking water access (86% in urban areas, and 51% 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 4.9 times more on education


Zambia spends 1.1% 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 Zambia? 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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