Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.2 years less


In Cambodia, the average life expectancy is 66 years (63 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020. In Burkina Faso, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women) as of 2020.

be 43.6% more likely to be obese


In Cambodia, 3.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Burkina Faso, that number is 5.6% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 52.5% less money


Cambodia has a GDP per capita of $4,000 as of 2017, while in Burkina Faso, the GDP per capita is $1,900 as of 2017.

be 256.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In Cambodia, 0.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Burkina Faso, that number is 77.0% as of 2004.

be 2.4 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Cambodia, 16.5% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Burkina Faso, however, that number is 40.1% as of 2009.

Life

have 64.8% more children


In Cambodia, there are approximately 21.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Burkina Faso, there are 35.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 100.0% more likely to die during childbirth


In Cambodia, approximately 160.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Burkina Faso, 320.0 women do as of 2017.

be 48.8% less likely to be literate


In Cambodia, the literacy rate is 80.5% as of 2015. In Burkina Faso, it is 41.2% as of 2018.

be 19.0% more likely to die during infancy


In Cambodia, approximately 43.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Burkina Faso, on the other hand, 52.0 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 61.4% less likely to have access to electricity


In Cambodia, approximately 50% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 36% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Burkina Faso, that number is 19% of people on average (61% in urban areas, and 1% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 60.0% less likely to have internet access


In Cambodia, approximately 40.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Burkina Faso, about 16.0% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 2.2 times more on education


Cambodia spends 1.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2014. Burkina Faso spends 4.2% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Burkina Faso: At a glance

Burkina Faso is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 273,800 sq km. Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta) achieved independence from France in 1960. Repeated military coups during the 1970s and 1980s were followed by multiparty elections in the early 1990s. Current President Blaise COMPAORE came to power in a 1987 military coup and has won every election since then. There have been increasing protests over the belief that the president may try to run for a currently unconstitutional third term in the 2015 presidential elections. Burkina Faso's high population growth and limited natural resources result in poor economic prospects for the majority of its citizens.

How big is Burkina Faso compared to Cambodia? 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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