Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Burkina Faso instead of China, you would:
live 13.4 years less
In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 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.
make 89.6% less money
China has a GDP per capita of $18,200 as of 2018, while in Burkina Faso, the GDP per capita is $1,900 as of 2017.
be 19.7 times more likely to be unemployed
In China, 3.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Burkina Faso, that number is 77.0% as of 2004.
be 12.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In China, 3.3% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Burkina Faso, however, that number is 40.1% as of 2009.
have 3.0 times more children
In China, there are approximately 11.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Burkina Faso, there are 35.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 11.0 times more likely to die during childbirth
In China, approximately 29.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Burkina Faso, 320.0 women do as of 2017.
be 57.4% less likely to be literate
In China, the literacy rate is 96.8% as of 2018. In Burkina Faso, it is 41.2% as of 2018.
be 4.6 times more likely to die during infancy
In China, approximately 11.4 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.
be 80.8% less likely to have access to electricity
In China, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Burkina Faso, 19% of the population do as of 2016.
be 70.5% less likely to have internet access
In China, approximately 54.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Burkina Faso, about 16.0% do as of 2018.
be 18.5% less likely to have access to improved drinking water
In China, approximately 93% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 88% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Burkina Faso, that number is 76% of people on average (95% in urban areas, and 68% in rural areas) as of 2017.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Burkina Faso: At a glance
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