Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 38.5% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Chad, 1.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Burkina Faso, that number is 0.8% of people.

live 5.3 years longer


In Chad, the average life expectancy is 51 years (49 years for men, 52 years for women). In Burkina Faso, that number is 56 years (54 years for men, 58 years for women).

Economy

be 14.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Chad, 46.7% live below the poverty line. In Burkina Faso, however, that number is 40.1%.

make 17.4% less money


Chad has a GDP per capita of $2,300, while in Burkina Faso, the GDP per capita is $1,900.

Life

be 56.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Chad, approximately 856.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Burkina Faso, 371.0 women do.

be 61.4% more likely to be literate


In Chad, the literacy rate is 22.3%. In Burkina Faso, it is 36.0%.

be 15.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Chad, approximately 85.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Burkina Faso, on the other hand, 72.2 children do.

have 15.7% more children


In Chad, there are approximately 35.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Burkina Faso, there are 41.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 4.2 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Chad, 4% of people have electricity access (14% in urban areas, and 1% in rural areas). In Burkina Faso, that number is 17% of people on average (56% in urban areas, and 1% in rural areas).

be 2.8 times more likely to have internet access


In Chad, approximately 5.0% of the population has internet access. In Burkina Faso, about 14.0% do.

be 62.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Chad, approximately 51% of people have improved drinking water access (72% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas). In Burkina Faso, that number is 82% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 76% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 44.8% more on education


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

spend 38.9% more on healthcare


Chad spends 3.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Burkina Faso, that number is 5.0% of GDP.

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 Chad? 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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