Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 23.3 years longer


In Burkina Faso, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women) as of 2020. In Singapore, that number is 86 years (83 years for men, 89 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 49.5 times more money


Burkina Faso has a GDP per capita of $1,900 as of 2017, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $94,100 as of 2017.

be 97.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Burkina Faso, 77.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2004. In Singapore, that number is 2.2% as of 2017.

Life

be 97.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Burkina Faso, approximately 320.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Singapore, 8.0 women do as of 2017.

be 2.4 times more likely to be literate


In Burkina Faso, the literacy rate is 41.2% as of 2018. In Singapore, it is 97.3% as of 2018.

be 95.6% 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 Singapore, on the other hand, 2.3 children do as of 2020.

have 74.6% fewer children


In Burkina Faso, there are approximately 35.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Singapore, there are 8.9 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 Singapore, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 5.5 times more likely to have internet access


In Burkina Faso, approximately 16.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Singapore, about 88.2% 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 Singapore, 100% of people do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 31.0% less on education


Burkina Faso spends 4.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Singapore spends 2.9% of total GDP on education as of 2013.

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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