Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 13.0 years longer


In Burkina Faso, the average life expectancy is 56 years (54 years for men, 58 years for women). In Belize, that number is 69 years (67 years for men, 71 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 Belize, that number is 1.9% of people.

be 4.3 times more likely to be obese


In Burkina Faso, 5.6% of adults are obese. In Belize, that number is 24.1% of people.

Economy

make 4.4 times more money


Burkina Faso has a GDP per capita of $1,900, while in Belize, the GDP per capita is $8,300.

be 86.9% less likely to be unemployed


In Burkina Faso, 77.0% of adults are unemployed. In Belize, that number is 10.1%.

Life

be 92.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Burkina Faso, approximately 371.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Belize, 28.0 women do.

be 73.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Burkina Faso, approximately 72.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Belize, on the other hand, 18.9 children do.

have 41.7% less children


In Burkina Faso, there are approximately 41.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Belize, there are 24.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 5.9 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Burkina Faso, 17% of the population has electricity access. In Belize, 100% of the population do.

be 3.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Burkina Faso, approximately 14.0% of the population has internet access. In Belize, about 44.6% do.

be 20.9% 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 Belize, that number is 100% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 76.2% more on education


Burkina Faso spends 4.2% of its total GDP on education. Belize spends 7.4% of total GDP on education.

spend 16.0% more on healthcare


Burkina Faso spends 5.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Belize, that number is 5.8% of GDP.

Belize: At a glance

Belize is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 22,806 sq km. Belize was the site of several Mayan city states until their decline at the end of the first millennium A.D. The British and Spanish disputed the region in the 17th and 18th centuries; it formally became the colony of British Honduras in 1854. Territorial disputes between the UK and Guatemala delayed the independence of Belize until 1981. Guatemala refused to recognize the new nation until 1992 and the two countries are involved in an ongoing border dispute. Tourism has become the mainstay of the economy. Current concerns include the country's heavy foreign debt burden, high unemployment, growing involvement in the Mexican and South American drug trade, high crime rates, and one of the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rates in Central America.

How big is Belize 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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