Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 23.7 years less


In Gibraltar, the average life expectancy is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women). In Burkina Faso, that number is 56 years (54 years for men, 58 years for women).

Economy

make 96.9% less money


Gibraltar has a GDP per capita of $61,700, while in Burkina Faso, the GDP per capita is $1,900.

be 77.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Gibraltar, 1.0% of adults are unemployed. In Burkina Faso, that number is 77.0%.

Life

have 2.9 times more children


In Gibraltar, there are approximately 14.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Burkina Faso, there are 41.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 12.2 times more likely to die during infancy


In Gibraltar, approximately 5.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Burkina Faso, on the other hand, 72.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 85.2% less likely to have internet access


In Gibraltar, approximately 94.4% of the population has internet access. In Burkina Faso, about 14.0% do.

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 Gibraltar? 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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