Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Burundi instead of Burkina Faso, you would:

Health

live 5.0 years longer


In Burkina Faso, the average life expectancy is 56 years (54 years for men, 58 years for women). In Burundi, that number is 61 years (59 years for men, 63 years for women).

be 37.5% more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Burkina Faso, 0.8% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Burundi, that number is 1.1% of people.

Economy

make 63.2% less money


Burkina Faso has a GDP per capita of $1,900, while in Burundi, the GDP per capita is $700.

be 61.1% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Burkina Faso, 40.1% live below the poverty line. In Burundi, however, that number is 64.6%.

Life

be 18.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Burkina Faso, approximately 72.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Burundi, on the other hand, 58.8 children do.

be 91.9% more likely to die during childbirth


In Burkina Faso, approximately 371.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Burundi, 712.0 women do.

be 2.4 times more likely to be literate


In Burkina Faso, the literacy rate is 36.0%. In Burundi, it is 85.6%.

Basic Needs

be 70.6% less likely to have access to electricity


In Burkina Faso, 17% of people have electricity access (56% in urban areas, and 1% in rural areas). In Burundi, that number is 5% of people on average (28% in urban areas, and 2% in rural areas).

be 62.9% less likely to have internet access


In Burkina Faso, approximately 14.0% of the population has internet access. In Burundi, about 5.2% do.

Expenditures

spend 28.6% more on education


Burkina Faso spends 4.2% of its total GDP on education. Burundi spends 5.4% of total GDP on education.

spend 50.0% more on healthcare


Burkina Faso spends 5.0% 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 Burkina Faso? 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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