Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 7.9 years longer


In Burundi, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020. In Vanuatu, that number is 75 years (73 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2020.

be 4.7 times more likely to be obese


In Burundi, 5.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Vanuatu, that number is 25.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 3.9 times more money


Burundi has a GDP per capita of $700 as of 2017, while in Vanuatu, the GDP per capita is $2,700 as of 2017.

Life

be 86.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Burundi, approximately 548.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Vanuatu, 72.0 women do as of 2017.

be 27.9% more likely to be literate


In Burundi, the literacy rate is 68.4% as of 2017. In Vanuatu, it is 87.5% as of 2018.

be 68.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Burundi, approximately 40.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Vanuatu, on the other hand, 12.7 children do as of 2020.

have 38.6% fewer children


In Burundi, there are approximately 36.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Vanuatu, there are 22.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 7.6 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Burundi, approximately 8% of people have electricity access (50% in urban areas, and 2% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Vanuatu, that number is 58% of people on average (91% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 9.7 times more likely to have internet access


In Burundi, approximately 2.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Vanuatu, about 25.7% do as of 2018.

be 14.9% 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 Vanuatu, that number is 92% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 90% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Vanuatu: At a glance

Vanuatu is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 12,189 sq km. Multiple waves of colonizers, each speaking a distinct language, migrated to the New Hebrides in the millennia preceding European exploration in the 18th century. This settlement pattern accounts for the complex linguistic diversity found on the archipelago to this day. The British and French, who settled the New Hebrides in the 19th century, agreed in 1906 to an Anglo-French Condominium, which administered the islands until independence in 1980, when the new name of Vanuatu was adopted.

How big is Vanuatu 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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