Comparing United States to Brunei

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If you lived in Brunei instead of United States, you would:


LIVE 2.8 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Brunei  BRUNEI (76.77 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Brunei, the average life expectancy is 76.77.
Category: United States vs. Brunei life expectancy

CONSUME 34.2% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Brunei  BRUNEI (8,023 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Brunei, it is 8,023 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Brunei electricity consumption

BE 69.9% MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Brunei  BRUNEI (10.48 per 1000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Brunei, on the other hand, there are a total of 10.48 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Brunei infant mortality

BE 64.4% LESS LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Brunei  BRUNEI (2.6% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Brunei 2.6% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Brunei unemployment rate

HAVE 30.3% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Brunei  BRUNEI (17.49 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Brunei, however, there are a total of 17.49 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Brunei birth rate

SEE A 99.2% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Brunei  BRUNEI (161km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Brunei has a total of 161 km.
Category: United States vs. Brunei coastline

At a Glance: Brunei

  • Land Area: ~6 thousand sq km (United States is ~1,705 times bigger than Brunei)
  • Population: ~423 thousand people (318 million more people live in United States)

How big is Brunei compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Brunei (5,765 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Brunei

Brunei is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 5,765 sq km. The Sultanate of Brunei's influence peaked between the 15th and 17th centuries when its control extended over coastal areas of northwest Borneo and the southern Philippines. Brunei subsequently entered a period of decline brought on by internal strife over royal succession, colonial expansion of European powers, and piracy. In 1888, Brunei became a British protectorate; independence was achieved in 1984. The same family has ruled Brunei for over six centuries. Brunei benefits from extensive petroleum and natural gas fields, the source of one of the highest per capita GDPs in Asia.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).