Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 90.2% less likely to be obese


In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese. In Burundi, that number is 5.4% of people.

live 12.5 years less


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 73 years (70 years for men, 77 years for women). In Burundi, that number is 61 years (59 years for men, 63 years for women).

Economy

make 95.7% less money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $16,200, while in Burundi, the GDP per capita is $700.

Life

have 3.7 times more children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Burundi, there are 41.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 11.4% less likely to be literate


In Palau, the literacy rate is 96.6%. In Burundi, it is 85.6%.

be 5.5 times more likely to die during infancy


In Palau, approximately 10.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Burundi, on the other hand, 58.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 91.5% less likely to have access to electricity


In Palau, 59% of people have electricity access (62% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas). In Burundi, that number is 5% of people on average (28% in urban areas, and 2% in rural areas).

be 85.6% less likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access. In Burundi, about 5.2% do.

be 20.4% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Palau, approximately 95% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 86% in rural areas). In Burundi, that number is 76% of people on average (91% in urban areas, and 74% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 16.7% less on healthcare


Palau spends 9.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Burundi, that number is 7.5% of GDP.

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 Palau? 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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