Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Burundi instead of Brunei, you would:

Health

be 61.7% less likely to be obese


In Brunei, 14.1% of adults are obese. In Burundi, that number is 5.4% of people.

live 16.4 years less


In Brunei, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women). In Burundi, that number is 61 years (59 years for men, 63 years for women).

Economy

make 99.1% less money


Brunei has a GDP per capita of $78,200, while in Burundi, the GDP per capita is $700.

Life

be 10.8% less likely to be literate


In Brunei, the literacy rate is 96.0%. In Burundi, it is 85.6%.

have 2.4 times more children


In Brunei, there are approximately 17.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Burundi, there are 41.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 31.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Brunei, approximately 23.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Burundi, 712.0 women do.

be 6.1 times more likely to die during infancy


In Brunei, approximately 9.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Burundi, on the other hand, 58.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 93.4% less likely to have access to electricity


In Brunei, 76% of people have electricity access (79% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas). In Burundi, that number is 5% of people on average (28% in urban areas, and 2% in rural areas).

be 92.7% less likely to have internet access


In Brunei, approximately 71.2% of the population has internet access. In Burundi, about 5.2% do.

Expenditures

spend 22.7% more on education


Brunei spends 4.4% of its total GDP on education. Burundi spends 5.4% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.9 times more on healthcare


Brunei spends 2.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Burundi, that number is 7.5% of GDP.

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 Brunei? 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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