Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 26.6 years longer

In Burkina Faso, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women) as of 2020. In Monaco, that number is 89 years (85 years for men, 93 years for women) as of 2020.


make 60.9 times more money

Burkina Faso has a GDP per capita of $1,900 as of 2017, while in Monaco, the GDP per capita is $115,700 as of 2015.

be 97.4% less likely to be unemployed

In Burkina Faso, 77.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2004. In Monaco, that number is 2.0% as of 2012.


be 96.3% 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 Monaco, on the other hand, 1.9 children do as of 2020.

have 81.8% fewer children

In Burkina Faso, there are approximately 35.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Monaco, there are 6.4 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 Monaco, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 6.1 times more likely to have internet access

In Burkina Faso, approximately 16.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Monaco, about 97.0% 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 as of 2017. In Monaco, 100% of people do as of 2017.


spend 64.3% less on education

Burkina Faso spends 4.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Monaco spends 1.5% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Monaco: At a glance

Monaco is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 2 sq km. The Genoese built a fortress on the site of present day Monaco in 1215. The current ruling GRIMALDI family first seized temporary control in 1297, and again in 1331, but were not able to permanently secure their holding until 1419. Economic development was spurred in the late 19th century with a railroad linkup to France and the opening of a casino. Since then, the principality's mild climate, splendid scenery, and gambling facilities have made Monaco world famous as a tourist and recreation center.

How big is Monaco 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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