Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Australia instead of Burkina Faso, you would:
live 20.0 years longer
In Burkina Faso, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women) as of 2020. In Australia, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.
be 5.2 times more likely to be obese
In Burkina Faso, 5.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Australia, that number is 29.0% of people as of 2016.
make 26.5 times more money
Burkina Faso has a GDP per capita of $1,900 as of 2017, while in Australia, the GDP per capita is $50,400 as of 2017.
be 92.7% less likely to be unemployed
In Burkina Faso, 77.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2004. In Australia, that number is 5.6% as of 2017.
be 98.1% less likely to die during childbirth
In Burkina Faso, approximately 320.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Australia, 6.0 women do as of 2017.
be 94.0% less likely to die during infancy
In Burkina Faso, approximately 52.0 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Australia, on the other hand, 3.1 children do as of 2020.
have 64.7% fewer children
In Burkina Faso, there are approximately 35.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Australia, there are 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 5.2 times more likely to have access to electricity
In Burkina Faso, approximately 19% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Australia, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 5.4 times more likely to have internet access
In Burkina Faso, approximately 16.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Australia, about 86.5% do as of 2018.
be 32.3% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Burkina Faso, approximately 76% of people have improved drinking water access (95% in urban areas, and 68% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Australia, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.
spend 26.2% more on education
Burkina Faso spends 4.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Australia spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Australia: At a glance
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