Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 63.6% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Burundi, 1.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Spain, that number is 0.4% of people.

live 20.9 years longer

In Burundi, the average life expectancy is 61 years (59 years for men, 63 years for women). In Spain, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 4.4 times more likely to be obese

In Burundi, 5.4% of adults are obese. In Spain, that number is 23.8% of people.


make 54.7 times more money

Burundi has a GDP per capita of $700, while in Spain, the GDP per capita is $38,300.

be 67.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Burundi, 64.6% live below the poverty line. In Spain, however, that number is 21.1%.


be 99.3% less likely to die during childbirth

In Burundi, approximately 712.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Spain, 5.0 women do.

be 94.4% less likely to die during infancy

In Burundi, approximately 58.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Spain, on the other hand, 3.3 children do.

be 14.8% more likely to be literate

In Burundi, the literacy rate is 85.6%. In Spain, it is 98.3%.

have 77.7% less children

In Burundi, there are approximately 41.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Spain, there are 9.2 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 20.0 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Burundi, 5% of the population has electricity access. In Spain, 100% of the population do.

be 15.5 times more likely to have internet access

In Burundi, approximately 5.2% of the population has internet access. In Spain, about 80.6% do.

be 31.8% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Burundi, approximately 76% of people have improved drinking water access (91% in urban areas, and 74% in rural areas). In Spain, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).


spend 20.4% less on education

Burundi spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education. Spain spends 4.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 20.0% more on healthcare

Burundi spends 7.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Spain, that number is 9.0% of GDP.

Spain: At a glance

Spain is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 498,980 sq km. Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in economic and political power. Spain remained neutral in World War I and II but suffered through a devastating civil war (1936-39). A peaceful transition to democracy following the death of dictator Francisco FRANCO in 1975, and rapid economic modernization (Spain joined the EU in 1986) gave Spain a dynamic and rapidly growing economy and made it a global champion of freedom and human rights. More recently the government has had to focus on measures to reverse a severe economic recession that began in mid-2008. Austerity measures implemented to reduce a large budget deficit and reassure foreign investors have led to one of the highest unemployment rates in Europe.

How big is Spain compared to Burundi? 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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