Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 29.3 years longer


In Burkina Faso, the average life expectancy is 56 years (54 years for men, 58 years for women). In Singapore, that number is 85 years (83 years for men, 88 years for women).

Economy

make 49.4 times more money


Burkina Faso has a GDP per capita of $1,900, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $93,900.

be 97.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Burkina Faso, 77.0% of adults are unemployed. In Singapore, that number is 2.2%.

Life

be 97.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Burkina Faso, approximately 371.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Singapore, 10.0 women do.

be 96.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Burkina Faso, approximately 72.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Singapore, on the other hand, 2.4 children do.

be 2.7 times more likely to be literate


In Burkina Faso, the literacy rate is 36.0%. In Singapore, it is 97.0%.

have 79.1% less children


In Burkina Faso, there are approximately 41.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Singapore, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 5.9 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Burkina Faso, 17% of the population has electricity access. In Singapore, 100% of the population do.

be 5.8 times more likely to have internet access


In Burkina Faso, approximately 14.0% of the population has internet access. In Singapore, about 81.0% do.

be 21.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Burkina Faso, approximately 82% of people have improved drinking water access. In Singapore, 100% of people do.

Expenditures

spend 31.0% less on education


Burkina Faso spends 4.2% of its total GDP on education. Singapore spends 2.9% of total GDP on education.

Singapore: At a glance

Singapore is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 709 sq km. Singapore was founded as a British trading colony in 1819. It joined the Malaysian Federation in 1963 but separated two years later and became independent. Singapore subsequently became one of the world's most prosperous countries with strong international trading links (its port is one of the world's busiest in terms of tonnage handled) and with per capita GDP equal to that of the leading nations of Western Europe.

How big is Singapore 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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