Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 25.1 years longer


In Burkina Faso, the average life expectancy is 56 years (54 years for men, 58 years for women). In Finland, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women).

be 4.0 times more likely to be obese


In Burkina Faso, 5.6% of adults are obese. In Finland, that number is 22.2% of people.

Economy

make 23.3 times more money


Burkina Faso has a GDP per capita of $1,900, while in Finland, the GDP per capita is $44,300.

be 88.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Burkina Faso, 77.0% of adults are unemployed. In Finland, that number is 8.6%.

Life

be 99.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Burkina Faso, approximately 371.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Finland, 3.0 women do.

be 96.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Burkina Faso, approximately 72.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Finland, on the other hand, 2.5 children do.

have 74.0% less children


In Burkina Faso, there are approximately 41.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Finland, there are 10.7 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 Finland, 100% of the population do.

be 6.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Burkina Faso, approximately 14.0% of the population has internet access. In Finland, about 87.7% do.

be 21.5% 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 Finland, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 71.4% more on education


Burkina Faso spends 4.2% of its total GDP on education. Finland spends 7.2% of total GDP on education.

spend 94.0% more on healthcare


Burkina Faso spends 5.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Finland, that number is 9.7% of GDP.

Finland: At a glance

Finland is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 303,815 sq km. Finland was a province and then a grand duchy under Sweden from the 12th to the 19th centuries, and an autonomous grand duchy of Russia after 1809. It gained complete independence in 1917. During World War II, it successfully defended its independence through cooperation with Germany and resisted subsequent invasions by the Soviet Union - albeit with some loss of territory. In the subsequent half century, Finland transformed from a farm/forest economy to a diversified modern industrial economy; per capita income is among the highest in Western Europe. A member of the European Union since 1995, Finland was the only Nordic state to join the euro single currency at its initiation in January 1999. In the 21st century, the key features of Finland's modern welfare state are high quality education, promotion of equality, and a national social welfare system - currently challenged by an aging population and the fluctuations of an export-driven economy.

How big is Finland 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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