United States compared to Burkina Faso

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If you moved to Burkina Faso from United States, you would..


make 96.9% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Burkina Faso Burkina Faso ($1,800 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Burkina Faso, the GDP per capita is $1,800.
Category: United States vs. Burkina Faso - GDP Per Capita

live 24.3 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Burkina Faso Burkina Faso (55.5 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Burkina Faso, the average life expectancy is 55.5 years.
Category: United States vs. Burkina Faso - Life Expectancy

consume 99.5% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Burkina Faso Burkina Faso (61 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Burkina Faso, that number is 61 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Burkina Faso - Electricity Consumption

have 3.3 times more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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Burkina Faso Burkina Faso (41.6 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Burkina Faso, that number is 41.6 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Burkina Faso - Birth Rate

be 3.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people - 2010 est.)
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Burkina Faso Burkina Faso (46.7% of people - 2009 est.)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Burkina Faso, that number is 46.7% of people.
Category: United States vs. Burkina Faso - Poverty Line

be 17% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


United States United States (99.2% of people)
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Burkina Faso Burkina Faso (82.3% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Burkina Faso, 82.3% of people do.
Category: United States vs. Burkina Faso - Access to Drinking Water

be 12.7 times more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Burkina Faso Burkina Faso (73.8 per 1,000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 5.8 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Burkina Faso, on the other hand, 73.8 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Burkina Faso - Infant Mortality

be 16.4 times more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people - 2016 est.)
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Burkina Faso Burkina Faso (77% of people - 2004)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Burkina Faso, that number is 77% of people.
Category: United States vs. Burkina Faso - Unemployment

The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook.


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A brief history of Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 274,200 sq km. Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta) achieved independence from France in 1960. Repeated military coups during the 1970s and 1980s were followed by multiparty elections in the early 1990s. Current President Blaise COMPAORE came to power in a 1987 military coup and has won every election since then. There have been increasing protests over the belief that the president may try to run for a currently unconstitutional third term in the 2015 presidential elections. Burkina Faso's high population growth and limited natural resources result in poor economic prospects for the majority of its citizens.

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