Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 9.5 years longer


In Burkina Faso, the average life expectancy is 56 years (54 years for men, 58 years for women). In Togo, that number is 65 years (63 years for men, 68 years for women).

be 2.6 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Burkina Faso, 0.8% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Togo, that number is 2.1% of people.

be 50.0% more likely to be obese


In Burkina Faso, 5.6% of adults are obese. In Togo, that number is 8.4% of people.

Economy

be 91.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Burkina Faso, 77.0% of adults are unemployed. In Togo, that number is 6.9%.

make 10.5% less money


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

be 37.4% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Burkina Faso, 40.1% live below the poverty line. In Togo, however, that number is 55.1%.

Life

be 41.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Burkina Faso, approximately 72.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Togo, on the other hand, 42.2 children do.

be 76.9% more likely to be literate


In Burkina Faso, the literacy rate is 36.0%. In Togo, it is 63.7%.

have 19.2% less children


In Burkina Faso, there are approximately 41.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Togo, there are 33.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 58.8% 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 Togo, that number is 27% of people on average (35% in urban areas, and 21% in rural areas).

be 19.3% less likely to have internet access


In Burkina Faso, approximately 14.0% of the population has internet access. In Togo, about 11.3% do.

be 23.3% less 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 Togo, that number is 63% of people on average (91% in urban areas, and 44% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 21.4% more on education


Burkina Faso spends 4.2% of its total GDP on education. Togo spends 5.1% of total GDP on education.

Togo: At a glance

Togo is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 54,385 sq km. French Togoland became Togo in 1960. Gen. Gnassingbe EYADEMA, installed as military ruler in 1967, ruled Togo with a heavy hand for almost four decades. Despite the facade of multi-party elections instituted in the early 1990s, the government was largely dominated by President EYADEMA, whose Rally of the Togolese People (RPT) party has maintained power almost continually since 1967 and maintains a majority of seats in today's legislature. Upon EYADEMA's death in February 2005, the military installed the president's son, Faure GNASSINGBE, and then engineered his formal election two months later. Democratic gains since then allowed Togo to hold its first relatively free and fair legislative elections in October 2007. After years of political unrest and condemnation from international organizations for human rights abuses, Togo is finally being re-welcomed into the international community.

How big is Togo 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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