Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Burundi instead of Congo, Republic of the, you would:

Health

be 61.5% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Congo, Republic of the, 2.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Burundi, that number is 1.0% of people as of 2018.

live 5.4 years longer


In Congo, Republic of the, the average life expectancy is 61 years (60 years for men, 63 years for women) as of 2020. In Burundi, that number is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020.

be 43.7% less likely to be obese


In Congo, Republic of the, 9.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Burundi, that number is 5.4% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 89.7% less money


Congo, Republic of the has a GDP per capita of $6,800 as of 2017, while in Burundi, the GDP per capita is $700 as of 2017.

be 38.9% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Congo, Republic of the, 46.5% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Burundi, however, that number is 64.6% as of 2014.

Life

be 20.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 50.7 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.

have 12.0% more children


In Congo, Republic of the, there are approximately 32.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Burundi, there are 36.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 45.0% more likely to die during childbirth


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 378.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Burundi, 548.0 women do as of 2017.

be 14.8% less likely to be literate


In Congo, Republic of the, the literacy rate is 80.3% as of 2018. In Burundi, it is 68.4% as of 2017.

Basic Needs

be 86.6% less likely to have access to electricity


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 57% of people have electricity access (74% in urban areas, and 23% 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 69.2% less likely to have internet access


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 8.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Burundi, about 2.7% do as of 2018.

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 Congo, Republic of the? 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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