Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Saint Lucia instead of Burkina Faso, you would:

Health

live 22.0 years longer


In Burkina Faso, the average life expectancy is 56 years (54 years for men, 58 years for women). In Saint Lucia, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women).

be 3.5 times more likely to be obese


In Burkina Faso, 5.6% of adults are obese. In Saint Lucia, that number is 19.7% of people.

Economy

make 7.6 times more money


Burkina Faso has a GDP per capita of $1,900, while in Saint Lucia, the GDP per capita is $14,400.

be 74.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Burkina Faso, 77.0% of adults are unemployed. In Saint Lucia, that number is 20.0%.

Life

be 87.1% less likely to die during childbirth


In Burkina Faso, approximately 371.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Saint Lucia, 48.0 women do.

be 84.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Burkina Faso, approximately 72.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Saint Lucia, on the other hand, 10.9 children do.

have 67.7% less children


In Burkina Faso, there are approximately 41.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Saint Lucia, there are 13.3 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 Lucia, that number is 91% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas).

be 3.7 times more likely to have internet access


In Burkina Faso, approximately 14.0% of the population has internet access. In Saint Lucia, about 52.4% do.

be 17.0% 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 Lucia, that number is 96% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 35.7% more on education


Burkina Faso spends 4.2% of its total GDP on education. Saint Lucia spends 5.7% of total GDP on education.

spend 34.0% more on healthcare


Burkina Faso spends 5.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Saint Lucia, that number is 6.7% of GDP.

Saint Lucia: At a glance

Saint Lucia is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 606 sq km. The island, with its fine natural harbor at Castries, was contested between England and France throughout the 17th and early 18th centuries (changing possession 14 times); it was finally ceded to the UK in 1814. Even after the abolition of slavery on its plantations in 1834, Saint Lucia remained an agricultural island, dedicated to producing tropical commodity crops. Self-government was granted in 1967 and independence in 1979.

How big is Saint Lucia 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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