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

Health

live 20.7 years longer

In Burkina Faso, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women) as of 2020. In Canada, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 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 Canada, that number is 29.4% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 25.5 times more money

Burkina Faso has a GDP per capita of $1,900 as of 2017, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,400 as of 2017.

be 91.8% less likely to be unemployed

In Burkina Faso, 77.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2004. In Canada, that number is 6.3% as of 2017.

be 76.6% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Burkina Faso, 40.1% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4% as of 2008.

Life

be 96.9% less likely to die during childbirth

In Burkina Faso, approximately 320.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Canada, 10.0 women do as of 2017.

be 91.7% 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 Canada, on the other hand, 4.3 children do as of 2020.

have 70.9% fewer children

In Burkina Faso, there are approximately 35.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Canada, there are 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

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 Canada, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 5.7 times more likely to have internet access

In Burkina Faso, approximately 16.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Canada, about 91.0% 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 Canada, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 26.2% more on education

Burkina Faso spends 4.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2011.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

Canada: At a glance

Canada is a sovereign country in North America, with a total land area of approximately 9,093,507 sq km. A land of vast distances and rich natural resources, Canada became a self-governing dominion in 1867 while retaining ties to the British crown. Economically and technologically, the nation has developed in parallel with the US, its neighbor to the south across the world's longest unfortified border. Canada faces the political challenges of meeting public demands for quality improvements in health care, education, social services, and economic competitiveness, as well as responding to the particular concerns of predominantly francophone Quebec. Canada also aims to develop its diverse energy resources while maintaining its commitment to the environment.
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