Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.3 years longer


In Burkina Faso, the average life expectancy is 56 years (54 years for men, 58 years for women). In Angola, that number is 60 years (58 years for men, 62 years for women).

be 2.4 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Burkina Faso, 0.8% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Angola, that number is 1.9% of people.

be 46.4% more likely to be obese


In Burkina Faso, 5.6% of adults are obese. In Angola, that number is 8.2% of people.

Economy

make 3.6 times more money


Burkina Faso has a GDP per capita of $1,900, while in Angola, the GDP per capita is $6,800.

be 91.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Burkina Faso, 77.0% of adults are unemployed. In Angola, that number is 6.6%.

Life

be 28.6% more likely to die during childbirth


In Burkina Faso, approximately 371.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Angola, 477.0 women do.

be 97.5% more likely to be literate


In Burkina Faso, the literacy rate is 36.0%. In Angola, it is 71.1%.

Basic Needs

be 76.5% more likely to have access to electricity


In Burkina Faso, 17% of people have electricity access (56% in urban areas, and 1% in rural areas). In Angola, that number is 30% of people on average (46% in urban areas, and 18% in rural areas).

be 40.5% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Burkina Faso, approximately 82% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 76% in rural areas). In Angola, that number is 49% of people on average (75% in urban areas, and 28% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 16.7% less on education


Burkina Faso spends 4.2% of its total GDP on education. Angola spends 3.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 34.0% less on healthcare


Burkina Faso spends 5.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Angola, that number is 3.3% of GDP.

Angola: At a glance

Angola is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 1,246,700 sq km. Angola is still rebuilding its country since the end of a 27-year civil war in 2002. Fighting between the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), led by Jose Eduardo DOS SANTOS, and the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), led by Jonas SAVIMBI, followed independence from Portugal in 1975. Peace seemed imminent in 1992 when Angola held national elections, but fighting picked up again in 1993. Up to 1.5 million lives may have been lost - and 4 million people displaced - during the more than a quarter century of fighting. SAVIMBI's death in 2002 ended UNITA's insurgency and cemented the MPLA's hold on power. President DOS SANTOS pushed through a new constitution in 2010; elections held in 2012 saw him installed as president.

How big is Angola compared to Burkina Faso? 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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