The economy of Burkina Faso is one of the poorest in the world. More than 80 percent of the population relies on subsistence agriculture, with only a small fraction directly involved in industry and services.
Ouagadougou is the capital of Burkina Faso and the administrative, communications, cultural and economic center of the nation. It is also the country’s largest city. Ouagadougou’s primary industries are food processing and textiles.
Ouagadougou has an overall cost of living index which equates it with middle cost of living locations. The overall cost of living index is comprised of the prices for defined quantities of the same goods and services across all 13 Basket Groups.
The latest cost of living rank for each of the 13 Basket Groups is now available.