Comparing United States to Burkina Faso

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MAKE 97.2% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Burkina Faso  BURKINA FASO ($1,500.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Burkina Faso, that number is $1,500.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Burkina Faso GDP

LIVE 24.8 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Burkina Faso  BURKINA FASO (54.78 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Burkina Faso, the average life expectancy is 54.78.
Category: United States vs. Burkina Faso life expectancy

CONSUME 99.7% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Burkina Faso  BURKINA FASO (42 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Burkina Faso, it is 42 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Burkina Faso electricity consumption

BE 66.7% MORE LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Burkina Faso  BURKINA FASO (1% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Burkina Faso, that number is 1%.
Category: United States vs. Burkina Faso AIDS percentage

BE 17.6% 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 (81.7% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Burkina Faso, 81.7% do.
Category: United States vs. Burkina Faso drinking water access

BE 12.45 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Burkina Faso  BURKINA FASO (76.80 per 1000 infants)
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That's 1144.7% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Burkina Faso, on the other hand, there are a total of 76.80 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Burkina Faso infant mortality

BE 10.55 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Burkina Faso  BURKINA FASO (77% of people)
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That's 954.8% more likely! In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Burkina Faso 77% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Burkina Faso unemployment rate

HAVE 3.16 TIMES MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Burkina Faso  BURKINA FASO (42.42 babies per 1000 people)
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That's 216.1% more babies! In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Burkina Faso, however, there are a total of 42.42 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Burkina Faso birth rate

BE 3.09 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Burkina Faso  BURKINA FASO (46.7% of people)
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That's 209.3% more likely! In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Burkina Faso, 46.7% are.
Category: United States vs. Burkina Faso poverty

At a Glance: Burkina Faso

  • Land Area: ~274 thousand sq km (United States is ~36 times bigger than Burkina Faso)
  • Population: ~18 million people (301 million more people live in United States)

How big is Burkina Faso compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Burkina Faso (274,200 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


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.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).