Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 89.9% less likely to be obese


In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Burkina Faso, that number is 5.6% of people as of 2016.

live 11.4 years less


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 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.

Economy

make 87.1% less money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $14,700 as of 2017, while in Burkina Faso, the GDP per capita is $1,900 as of 2017.

be 45.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Burkina Faso, that number is 77.0% as of 2004.

be 61.0% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Palau, 24.9% live below the poverty line as of 2006. In Burkina Faso, however, that number is 40.1% as of 2009.

Life

have 3.1 times more children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Burkina Faso, there are 35.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 57.3% less likely to be literate


In Palau, the literacy rate is 96.6% as of 2015. In Burkina Faso, it is 41.2% as of 2018.

be 5.3 times more likely to die during infancy


In Palau, approximately 9.8 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.

Basic Needs

be 80.7% less likely to have access to electricity


In Palau, approximately 99% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas) as of 2016. In Burkina Faso, that number is 19% of people on average (61% in urban areas, and 1% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 55.6% less likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Burkina Faso, about 16.0% do as of 2018.

be 24.4% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Palau, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 100% 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.

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 Palau? 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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