Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Burkina Faso instead of British Virgin Islands, you would:

Health

live 16.5 years less


In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (78 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Burkina Faso, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 94.4% less money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200 as of 2017, while in Burkina Faso, the GDP per capita is $1,900 as of 2017.

be 26.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Burkina Faso, that number is 77.0% as of 2004.

Life

have 3.2 times more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Burkina Faso, there are 35.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 4.7 times more likely to die during infancy


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 11.0 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Burkina Faso, on the other hand, 52.0 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 63.3% less likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Burkina Faso, about 16.0% do as of 2018.

be 24.4% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Burkina Faso, 76% of people do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 31.2% more on education


British Virgin Islands spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Burkina Faso spends 4.2% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

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 British Virgin Islands? 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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