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

Health

be 12.9% less likely to be obese

In China, 6.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Burundi, that number is 5.4% of people as of 2016.

live 9.4 years less

In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Burundi, that number is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 96.2% less money

China has a GDP per capita of $18,200 as of 2018, while in Burundi, the GDP per capita is $700 as of 2017.

be 19.6 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In China, 3.3% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Burundi, however, that number is 64.6% as of 2014.

Life

have 3.1 times more children

In China, there are approximately 11.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Burundi, there are 36.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 18.9 times more likely to die during childbirth

In China, approximately 29.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Burundi, 548.0 women do as of 2017.

be 29.3% less likely to be literate

In China, the literacy rate is 96.8% as of 2018. In Burundi, it is 68.4% as of 2017.

be 3.5 times more likely to die during infancy

In China, approximately 11.4 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Burundi, on the other hand, 40.1 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 92.4% less likely to have access to electricity

In China, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Burundi, 8% of the population do as of 2017.

be 95.1% less likely to have internet access

In China, approximately 54.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Burundi, about 2.7% do as of 2018.

be 13.5% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In China, approximately 93% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 88% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Burundi, that number is 80% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 78% in rural areas) as of 2017.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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.
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