Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Burkina Faso instead of Bangladesh, you would:

Health

live 17.5 years less


In Bangladesh, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women). In Burkina Faso, that number is 56 years (54 years for men, 58 years for women).

be 55.6% more likely to be obese


In Bangladesh, 3.6% of adults are obese. In Burkina Faso, that number is 5.6% of people.

Economy

make 54.8% less money


Bangladesh has a GDP per capita of $4,200, while in Burkina Faso, the GDP per capita is $1,900.

be 19.2 times more likely to be unemployed


In Bangladesh, 4.0% of adults are unemployed. In Burkina Faso, that number is 77.0%.

be 65.0% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Bangladesh, 24.3% live below the poverty line. In Burkina Faso, however, that number is 40.1%.

Life

have 2.2 times more children


In Bangladesh, there are approximately 18.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Burkina Faso, there are 41.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.1 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Bangladesh, approximately 176.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Burkina Faso, 371.0 women do.

be 50.5% less likely to be literate


In Bangladesh, the literacy rate is 72.8%. In Burkina Faso, it is 36.0%.

be 2.3 times more likely to die during infancy


In Bangladesh, approximately 31.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Burkina Faso, on the other hand, 72.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 71.7% less likely to have access to electricity


In Bangladesh, 60% of people have electricity access (90% in urban areas, and 49% in rural areas). In Burkina Faso, that number is 17% of people on average (56% in urban areas, and 1% in rural areas).

be 23.1% less likely to have internet access


In Bangladesh, approximately 18.2% of the population has internet access. In Burkina Faso, about 14.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 68.0% more on education


Bangladesh spends 2.5% of its total GDP on education. Burkina Faso spends 4.2% of total GDP on education.

spend 78.6% more on healthcare


Bangladesh spends 2.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Burkina Faso, that number is 5.0% of GDP.

Burkina Faso: At a glance

Burkina Faso is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 273,800 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.

How big is Burkina Faso compared to Bangladesh? 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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