Pakistan is the worst place on earth when it comes to the opportunities women get to participate in the labour force, which is made up of four times as many men as women, says The Independent.

In a report, which determines the best and worst places for women, the British newspaper says Burundi in sub-Saharan Africa ranks first in the category as the only country where the female labour force participation rate (92 per cent) is higher than that of men (88 per cent).

It quotes Oxfam as saying, “”From London to Lahore, inequality between men and women persists.”

Among other findings, the newspaper lists Luxembourg as the top spot (with Norway) for estimated earned income, while the lowest female earners are in Saudi Arabia, where women earn $7,157 to men’s $36,727.

The kingdom also have another unwanted distinction of worst to be an women athlete, as it has never sent a female to the Olympics and bans girls from sports in state schools.

Iceland has the greatest equality between men and women, taking into account politics, education, employment and health indicators. The worst is Yemen, and the most dangerous is Afghanistan, which also worst for a mother. It is at least 200 times more likely to die during childbirth than from bombs or bullets in the war torn country.

New Delhi is the best place for women wanting to break into the male-dominated world of taxi drivers and the worst is again Saudi Arabia, the only country in the world to ban women from driving.