Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 24.8 years longer


In Burkina Faso, the average life expectancy is 56 years (54 years for men, 58 years for women). In Greece, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 4.4 times more likely to be obese


In Burkina Faso, 5.6% of adults are obese. In Greece, that number is 24.9% of people.

Economy

make 14.6 times more money


Burkina Faso has a GDP per capita of $1,900, while in Greece, the GDP per capita is $27,700.

be 71.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Burkina Faso, 77.0% of adults are unemployed. In Greece, that number is 22.3%.

be 10.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Burkina Faso, 40.1% live below the poverty line. In Greece, however, that number is 36.0%.

Life

be 99.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Burkina Faso, approximately 371.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Greece, 3.0 women do.

be 2.7 times more likely to be literate


In Burkina Faso, the literacy rate is 36.0%. In Greece, it is 97.7%.

be 93.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Burkina Faso, approximately 72.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Greece, on the other hand, 4.6 children do.

have 79.6% less children


In Burkina Faso, there are approximately 41.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Greece, there are 8.4 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 Greece, 100% of the population do.

be 4.9 times more likely to have internet access


In Burkina Faso, approximately 14.0% of the population has internet access. In Greece, about 69.1% 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 Greece, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 62.0% more on healthcare


Burkina Faso spends 5.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Greece, that number is 8.1% of GDP.

Greece: At a glance

Greece is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 130,647 sq km. Greece achieved independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1830. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In World War II, Greece was first invaded by Italy (1940) and subsequently occupied by Germany (1941-44); fighting endured in a protracted civil war between supporters of the king and other anti-communist and communist rebels. Following the latter's defeat in 1949, Greece joined NATO in 1952. In 1967, a group of military officers seized power, establishing a military dictatorship that suspended many political liberties and forced the king to flee the country. In 1974, democratic elections and a referendum created a parliamentary republic and abolished the monarchy. In 1981, Greece joined the EC (now the EU); it became the 12th member of the European Economic and Monetary Union in 2001. In 2010, the prospect of a Greek default on its euro-denominated debt created severe strains within the EMU and raised the question of whether a member country might voluntarily leave the common currency or be removed.

How big is Greece 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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