Comparing United States to Burundi

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If you moved to Burundi from the United States, you would:


MAKE 98.9% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Burundi  BURUNDI ($600.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Burundi, that number is $600.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Burundi GDP

LIVE 20 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Burundi  BURUNDI (59.55 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Burundi, the average life expectancy is 59.55.
Category: United States vs. Burundi life expectancy

CONSUME 99.8% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Burundi  BURUNDI (21 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Burundi, it is 21 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Burundi electricity consumption

BE 2.2 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Burundi  BURUNDI (1.3% of people)
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That's 116.7% more likely! In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Burundi, that number is 1.3%.
Category: United States vs. Burundi AIDS percentage

BE 24.1% LESS LIKELY TO HAVE ACCESS TO IMPROVED DRINKING WATER


United States  UNITED STATES (99.2% of people)
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Burundi  BURUNDI (75.3% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Burundi, 75.3% do.
Category: United States vs. Burundi drinking water access

BE 10.28 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Burundi  BURUNDI (63.44 per 1000 infants)
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That's 928.2% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Burundi, on the other hand, there are a total of 63.44 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Burundi infant mortality

HAVE 3.15 TIMES MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Burundi  BURUNDI (42.33 babies per 1000 people)
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That's 215.4% more babies! In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Burundi, however, there are a total of 42.33 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Burundi birth rate

BE 4.5 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Burundi  BURUNDI (68% of people)
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That's 350.3% more likely! In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Burundi, 68% are.
Category: United States vs. Burundi poverty

At a Glance: Burundi

  • Land Area: ~28 thousand sq km (United States is ~353 times bigger than Burundi)
  • Population: ~10 million people (308 million more people live in United States)

How big is Burundi compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Burundi (27,830 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Burundi

Burundi is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 27,830 sq km. Burundi's first democratically elected president was assassinated in October 1993 after only 100 days in office, triggering widespread ethnic violence between Hutu and Tutsi factions. More than 200,000 Burundians perished during the conflict that spanned almost a dozen years. Hundreds of thousands of Burundians were internally displaced or became refugees in neighboring countries. An internationally brokered power-sharing agreement between the Tutsi-dominated government and the Hutu rebels in 2003 paved the way for a transition process that led to an integrated defense force, established a new constitution in 2005, and elected a majority Hutu government in 2005. The government of President Pierre NKURUNZIZA, who was reelected in 2010, continues to face many political and economic challenges.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).