Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 78.7% less likely to be obese


In Lithuania, 26.3% of adults are obese. In Burkina Faso, that number is 5.6% of people.

live 19.1 years less


In Lithuania, the average life expectancy is 75 years (70 years for men, 81 years for women). In Burkina Faso, that number is 56 years (54 years for men, 58 years for women).

Economy

make 94.1% less money


Lithuania has a GDP per capita of $32,300, while in Burkina Faso, the GDP per capita is $1,900.

be 11.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Lithuania, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Burkina Faso, that number is 77.0%.

be 80.6% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Lithuania, 22.2% live below the poverty line. In Burkina Faso, however, that number is 40.1%.

Life

be 63.9% less likely to be literate


In Lithuania, the literacy rate is 99.8%. In Burkina Faso, it is 36.0%.

have 4.2 times more children


In Lithuania, there are approximately 9.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Burkina Faso, there are 41.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 37.1 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Lithuania, approximately 10.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Burkina Faso, 371.0 women do.

be 19.0 times more likely to die during infancy


In Lithuania, approximately 3.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Burkina Faso, on the other hand, 72.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 83.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Lithuania, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Burkina Faso, 17% of the population do.

be 81.2% less likely to have internet access


In Lithuania, approximately 74.4% of the population has internet access. In Burkina Faso, about 14.0% do.

be 14.8% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Lithuania, approximately 97% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 90% 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 24.2% less on healthcare


Lithuania spends 6.6% 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 Lithuania? 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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