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What is the typical dress code at work and in public places? Is formal dress ever required?

Business casual most days at work. It's hot and sunny here year round, but Cabo Verdeans dress pretty well so there are times you need to wear a jacket and tie and just hope the sweat doesn't soak through. It's particularly hot and humid from July - October, during the brief rainy season. - Dec 27, 2017
At work, it's business casual unless you're in a formal meeting. In public spaces it's pretty casual. You will see lots of people walking around in workout wear, sweats, shorts and tank tops running their errands. - Oct 30, 2016
Dress casual in the workplace. Shorts/jeans are acceptable in public. - May 18, 2014
Western casual - Sep 8, 2012
Tropical. It's always hot. - May 23, 2012
Business casual, business. Weekend errands are more relaxed. - Feb 6, 2008