Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Burundi instead of Virgin Islands, you would:

Health

live 18.5 years less


In Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women). In Burundi, that number is 61 years (59 years for men, 63 years for women).

Economy

make 98.1% less money


Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $37,000, while in Burundi, the GDP per capita is $700.

be 2.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Virgin Islands, 28.9% live below the poverty line. In Burundi, however, that number is 64.6%.

Life

have 3.2 times more children


In Virgin Islands, there are approximately 12.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Burundi, there are 41.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 7.4 times more likely to die during infancy


In Virgin Islands, approximately 7.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Burundi, on the other hand, 58.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 94.5% less likely to have access to electricity


In Virgin Islands, 91% of people have electricity access (91% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas). In Burundi, that number is 5% of people on average (28% in urban areas, and 2% in rural areas).

be 90.5% less likely to have internet access


In Virgin Islands, approximately 54.8% of the population has internet access. In Burundi, about 5.2% do.

be 24.1% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Virgin Islands, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas). In Burundi, that number is 76% of people on average (91% in urban areas, and 74% in rural areas).

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 Virgin Islands? 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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