Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Burundi, you would:
live 13.6 years longer
In Burundi, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020. In United States, that number is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020.
be 6.7 times more likely to be obese
In Burundi, 5.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 85.4 times more money
Burundi has a GDP per capita of $700 as of 2017, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $59,800 as of 2017.
be 76.6% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Burundi, 64.6% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In United States, however, that number is 15.1% as of 2010.
be 96.5% less likely to die during childbirth
In Burundi, approximately 548.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United States, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
be 86.8% less likely to die during infancy
In Burundi, approximately 40.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In United States, on the other hand, 5.3 children do as of 2020.
have 66.0% fewer children
In Burundi, there are approximately 36.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In United States, there are 12.4 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 United States, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 32.8 times more likely to have internet access
In Burundi, approximately 2.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In United States, about 87.3% do as of 2018.
be 23.3% 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 United States, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas) as of 2017.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
United States: At a glance
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