Quality of life comparison
If you lived in China instead of Burundi, you would:
live 9.4 years longer
In Burundi, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020. In China, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.
be 14.8% more likely to be obese
In Burundi, 5.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In China, that number is 6.2% of people as of 2016.
make 26.0 times more money
Burundi has a GDP per capita of $700 as of 2017, while in China, the GDP per capita is $18,200 as of 2018.
be 94.9% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Burundi, 64.6% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In China, however, that number is 3.3% as of 2016.
be 94.7% less likely to die during childbirth
In Burundi, approximately 548.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In China, 29.0 women do as of 2017.
be 41.5% more likely to be literate
In Burundi, the literacy rate is 68.4% as of 2017. In China, it is 96.8% as of 2018.
be 71.6% less likely to die during infancy
In Burundi, approximately 40.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In China, on the other hand, 11.4 children do as of 2020.
have 68.2% fewer children
In Burundi, there are approximately 36.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In China, there are 11.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 13.2 times more likely to have access to electricity
In Burundi, approximately 8% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In China, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 20.4 times more likely to have internet access
In Burundi, approximately 2.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In China, about 54.3% do as of 2018.
be 15.6% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Burundi, approximately 80% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 78% in rural areas) as of 2017. In China, that number is 93% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 88% in rural areas) as of 2017.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
China: At a glance
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