Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 18.1 years longer


In Burkina Faso, the average life expectancy is 56 years (54 years for men, 58 years for women). In Samoa, that number is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women).

be 8.4 times more likely to be obese


In Burkina Faso, 5.6% of adults are obese. In Samoa, that number is 47.3% of people.

Economy

make 3.0 times more money


Burkina Faso has a GDP per capita of $1,900, while in Samoa, the GDP per capita is $5,700.

Life

be 86.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Burkina Faso, approximately 371.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Samoa, 51.0 women do.

be 74.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Burkina Faso, approximately 72.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Samoa, on the other hand, 18.6 children do.

be 2.8 times more likely to be literate


In Burkina Faso, the literacy rate is 36.0%. In Samoa, it is 99.0%.

have 50.5% less children


In Burkina Faso, there are approximately 41.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Samoa, there are 20.4 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 5.5 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 Samoa, that number is 94% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 93% 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 Samoa, about 29.4% do.

be 20.3% 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 Samoa, that number is 99% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 44.0% more on healthcare


Burkina Faso spends 5.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Samoa, that number is 7.2% of GDP.

Samoa: At a glance

Samoa is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 2,821 sq km. New Zealand occupied the German protectorate of Western Samoa at the outbreak of World War I in 1914. It continued to administer the islands as a mandate and then as a trust territory until 1962, when the islands became the first Polynesian nation to reestablish independence in the 20th century. The country dropped the "Western" from its name in 1997.

How big is Samoa 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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