Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Burkina Faso instead of Congo, Republic of the, you would:

Health

be 73.1% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Congo, Republic of the, 2.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Burkina Faso, that number is 0.7% of people as of 2018.

live 1.4 years longer


In Congo, Republic of the, the average life expectancy is 61 years (60 years for men, 63 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.

be 41.7% less likely to be obese


In Congo, Republic of the, 9.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Burkina Faso, that number is 5.6% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 13.8% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Congo, Republic of the, 46.5% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Burkina Faso, however, that number is 40.1% as of 2009.

make 72.1% less money


Congo, Republic of the has a GDP per capita of $6,800 as of 2017, while in Burkina Faso, the GDP per capita is $1,900 as of 2017.

be 2.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Congo, Republic of the, 36.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Burkina Faso, that number is 77.0% as of 2004.

Life

be 15.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 378.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Burkina Faso, 320.0 women do as of 2017.

be 48.7% less likely to be literate


In Congo, Republic of the, the literacy rate is 80.3% as of 2018. In Burkina Faso, it is 41.2% as of 2018.

Basic Needs

be 85.0% more likely to have internet access


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 8.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Burkina Faso, about 16.0% do as of 2018.

be 66.1% less likely to have access to electricity


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 57% of people have electricity access (74% in urban areas, and 23% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Burkina Faso, that number is 19% of people on average (61% in urban areas, and 1% in rural areas) as of 2016.

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 Congo, Republic of the? 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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