Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Burundi instead of Sierra Leone, you would:

Health

be 21.4% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Sierra Leone, 1.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Burundi, that number is 1.1% of people.

live 2.3 years longer


In Sierra Leone, the average life expectancy is 59 years (56 years for men, 61 years for women). In Burundi, that number is 61 years (59 years for men, 63 years for women).

be 37.9% less likely to be obese


In Sierra Leone, 8.7% of adults are obese. In Burundi, that number is 5.4% of people.

Economy

make 56.2% less money


Sierra Leone has a GDP per capita of $1,600, while in Burundi, the GDP per capita is $700.

Life

be 47.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Sierra Leone, approximately 1360.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Burundi, 712.0 women do.

be 78.0% more likely to be literate


In Sierra Leone, the literacy rate is 48.1%. In Burundi, it is 85.6%.

be 14.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Sierra Leone, approximately 68.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Burundi, on the other hand, 58.8 children do.

have 13.8% more children


In Sierra Leone, there are approximately 36.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Burundi, there are 41.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 21.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Sierra Leone, approximately 63% of people have improved drinking water access (85% in urban areas, and 48% in rural areas). In Burundi, that number is 76% of people on average (91% in urban areas, and 74% in rural areas).

be 55.9% less likely to have internet access


In Sierra Leone, approximately 11.8% of the population has internet access. In Burundi, about 5.2% do.

Expenditures

spend 32.4% less on healthcare


Sierra Leone spends 11.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Burundi, that number is 7.5% of GDP.

spend 86.2% more on education


Sierra Leone spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Burundi spends 5.4% of total GDP on education.

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 Sierra Leone? 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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