Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Marshall Islands instead of Burkina Faso, you would:

Health

live 17.5 years longer


In Burkina Faso, the average life expectancy is 56 years (54 years for men, 58 years for women). In Marshall Islands, that number is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women).

be 9.4 times more likely to be obese


In Burkina Faso, 5.6% of adults are obese. In Marshall Islands, that number is 52.9% of people.

Economy

make 78.9% more money


Burkina Faso has a GDP per capita of $1,900, while in Marshall Islands, the GDP per capita is $3,400.

be 53.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Burkina Faso, 77.0% of adults are unemployed. In Marshall Islands, that number is 36.0%.

Life

be 73.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Burkina Faso, approximately 72.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Marshall Islands, on the other hand, 19.3 children do.

be 2.7 times more likely to be literate


In Burkina Faso, the literacy rate is 36.0%. In Marshall Islands, it is 98.3%.

have 40.8% less children


In Burkina Faso, there are approximately 41.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Marshall Islands, there are 24.4 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.5 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Burkina Faso, 17% of people have electricity access (56% in urban areas, and 1% in rural areas). In Marshall Islands, that number is 59% of people on average (65% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas).

be 2.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Burkina Faso, approximately 14.0% of the population has internet access. In Marshall Islands, about 29.8% do.

be 14.9% 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 Marshall Islands, that number is 95% of people on average (94% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 3.4 times more on healthcare


Burkina Faso spends 5.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Marshall Islands, that number is 17.1% of GDP.

Marshall Islands: At a glance

Marshall Islands (sometimes abbreviated RMI) is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 181 sq km. After almost four decades under US administration as the easternmost part of the UN Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, the Marshall Islands attained independence in 1986 under a Compact of Free Association. Compensation claims continue as a result of US nuclear testing on some of the atolls between 1947 and 1962. The Marshall Islands hosts the US Army Kwajalein Atoll (USAKA) Reagan Missile Test Site, a key installation in the US missile defense network.

How big is Marshall Islands 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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