Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Burundi instead of Christmas Island, you would:

Basic Needs

be 85.5% less likely to have internet access


In Christmas Island, approximately 35.8% of the population has internet access. In Burundi, about 5.2% do.

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.

How big is Burundi compared to Christmas Island? 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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