Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 33.5 years less

In Monaco, the average life expectancy is 89 years (86 years for men, 94 years for women). In Burkina Faso, that number is 56 years (54 years for men, 58 years for women).


make 98.4% less money

Monaco has a GDP per capita of $115,700, while in Burkina Faso, the GDP per capita is $1,900.

be 38.5 times more likely to be unemployed

In Monaco, 2.0% of adults are unemployed. In Burkina Faso, that number is 77.0%.


have 6.2 times more children

In Monaco, there are approximately 6.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Burkina Faso, there are 41.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 40.1 times more likely to die during infancy

In Monaco, approximately 1.8 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 Monaco, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Burkina Faso, 17% of the population do.

be 85.3% less likely to have internet access

In Monaco, approximately 95.2% of the population has internet access. In Burkina Faso, about 14.0% do.

be 17.7% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Monaco, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access. In Burkina Faso, 82% of people do.


spend 3.0 times more on education

Monaco spends 1.4% of its total GDP on education. Burkina Faso spends 4.2% of total GDP on education.

spend 16.3% more on healthcare

Monaco spends 4.3% 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 Monaco? 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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