Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Burundi instead of British Virgin Islands, you would:

Health

live 12.5 years less


In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (78 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Burundi, that number is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 98.0% less money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200 as of 2017, while in Burundi, the GDP per capita is $700 as of 2017.

Life

have 3.3 times more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Burundi, there are 36.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 3.6 times more likely to die during infancy


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 11.0 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Burundi, on the other hand, 40.1 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 93.9% less likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Burundi, about 2.7% do as of 2018.

be 19.7% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Burundi, 80% of people do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 50.0% more on education


British Virgin Islands spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Burundi spends 4.8% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Burundi: At a glance

Burundi is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 25,680 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.

How big is Burundi compared to British Virgin Islands? 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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