Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 41.2% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Ghana, 1.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Burundi, that number is 1.0% of people as of 2018.

be 50.5% less likely to be obese


In Ghana, 10.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Burundi, that number is 5.4% of people as of 2016.

live 1.5 years less


In Ghana, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 71 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 85.1% less money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in Burundi, the GDP per capita is $700 as of 2017.

be 2.7 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Ghana, 24.2% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Burundi, however, that number is 64.6% as of 2014.

Life

have 23.3% more children


In Ghana, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Burundi, there are 36.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 77.9% more likely to die during childbirth


In Ghana, approximately 308.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Burundi, 548.0 women do as of 2017.

be 10.7% less likely to be literate


In Ghana, the literacy rate is 76.6% as of 2015. In Burundi, it is 68.4% as of 2017.

be 24.9% more likely to die during infancy


In Ghana, approximately 32.1 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 90.4% less likely to have access to electricity


In Ghana, approximately 79% of people have electricity access (90% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Burundi, that number is 8% of people on average (50% in urban areas, and 2% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 93.2% less likely to have internet access


In Ghana, approximately 39.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Burundi, about 2.7% do as of 2018.

be 10.7% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Ghana, approximately 90% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 81% 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.

Expenditures

spend 33.3% more on education


Ghana spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Burundi spends 4.8% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

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 Ghana? 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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