Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Antigua and Barbuda instead of Burkina Faso, you would:

Health

live 20.8 years longer


In Burkina Faso, the average life expectancy is 56 years (54 years for men, 58 years for women). In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 3.4 times more likely to be obese


In Burkina Faso, 5.6% of adults are obese. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 18.9% of people.

Economy

make 13.8 times more money


Burkina Faso has a GDP per capita of $1,900, while in Antigua and Barbuda, the GDP per capita is $26,300.

be 85.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Burkina Faso, 77.0% of adults are unemployed. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 11.0%.

Life

be 83.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Burkina Faso, approximately 72.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Antigua and Barbuda, on the other hand, 12.1 children do.

be 2.8 times more likely to be literate


In Burkina Faso, the literacy rate is 36.0%. In Antigua and Barbuda, it is 99.0%.

have 61.9% less children


In Burkina Faso, there are approximately 41.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Antigua and Barbuda, there are 15.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 5.4 times 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 Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 91% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas).

be 4.7 times more likely to have internet access


In Burkina Faso, approximately 14.0% of the population has internet access. In Antigua and Barbuda, about 65.2% do.

be 19.0% more 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 Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 98% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 40.5% less on education


Burkina Faso spends 4.2% of its total GDP on education. Antigua and Barbuda spends 2.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 10.0% more on healthcare


Burkina Faso spends 5.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 5.5% of GDP.

Antigua and Barbuda: At a glance

Antigua and Barbuda is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 442 sq km. The Siboney were the first people to inhabit the islands of Antigua and Barbuda in 2400 B.C., but Arawak Indians populated the islands when COLUMBUS landed on his second voyage in 1493. Early Spanish and French settlements were succeeded by an English colony in 1667. Slavery, established to run the sugar plantations on Antigua, was abolished in 1834. The islands became an independent state within the British Commonwealth of Nations in 1981.

How big is Antigua and Barbuda 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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