Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Burkina Faso instead of French Polynesia, you would:
live 15.0 years less
In French Polynesia, the average life expectancy is 78 years (76 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2022. In Burkina Faso, that number is 63 years (62 years for men, 65 years for women) as of 2022.
make 87.1% less money
French Polynesia has a GDP per capita of $17,000 as of 2015, while in Burkina Faso, the GDP per capita is $2,200 as of 2020.
be 3.5 times more likely to be unemployed
In French Polynesia, 21.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2012. In Burkina Faso, that number is 77.0% as of 2004.
be 2.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In French Polynesia, 19.7% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Burkina Faso, however, that number is 41.4% as of 2018.
have 2.5 times more children
In French Polynesia, there are approximately 13.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Burkina Faso, there are 33.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 11.2 times more likely to die during infancy
In French Polynesia, approximately 4.4 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Burkina Faso, on the other hand, 49.4 children do as of 2022.
be 78.0% less likely to have access to electricity
In French Polynesia, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2020. In Burkina Faso, 22% of the population do as of 2019.
be 69.9% less likely to have internet access
In French Polynesia, approximately 73.0% of the population has internet access as of 2019. In Burkina Faso, about 22.0% do as of 2020.
be 21.5% less likely to have access to improved drinking water
In French Polynesia, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2020. In Burkina Faso, 78% of people do as of 2020.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Burkina Faso: At a glance
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