Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Saint Kitts and Nevis instead of Burkina Faso, you would:

Health

live 20.0 years longer


In Burkina Faso, the average life expectancy is 56 years (54 years for men, 58 years for women). In Saint Kitts and Nevis, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women).

be 4.1 times more likely to be obese


In Burkina Faso, 5.6% of adults are obese. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, that number is 22.9% of people.

Economy

make 14.1 times more money


Burkina Faso has a GDP per capita of $1,900, while in Saint Kitts and Nevis, the GDP per capita is $26,800.

be 94.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Burkina Faso, 77.0% of adults are unemployed. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, that number is 4.5%.

Life

be 88.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Burkina Faso, approximately 72.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, on the other hand, 8.4 children do.

have 68.0% less children


In Burkina Faso, there are approximately 41.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, there are 13.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 5.4 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 Saint Kitts and Nevis, that number is 91% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas).

be 5.4 times more likely to have internet access


In Burkina Faso, approximately 14.0% of the population has internet access. In Saint Kitts and Nevis, about 75.7% do.

be 19.4% 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 Saint Kitts and Nevis, that number is 98% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 33.3% less on education


Burkina Faso spends 4.2% of its total GDP on education. Saint Kitts and Nevis spends 2.8% of total GDP on education.

Saint Kitts and Nevis: At a glance

Saint Kitts and Nevis is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 261 sq km. Carib Indians occupied the islands of the West Indies for hundreds of years before the British began settlement in 1623. In 1967, the island territory of Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla became an associated state of the UK with full internal autonomy. The island of Anguilla rebelled and was allowed to secede in 1971. The remaining islands achieved independence in 1983 as Saint Kitts and Nevis. In 1998, a vote in Nevis on a referendum to separate from Saint Kitts fell short of the two-thirds majority needed. Nevis continues in its efforts to separate from Saint Kitts.

How big is Saint Kitts and Nevis 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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