United States compared to Brunei

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If you moved to Brunei from United States, you would..


make 39.1% more money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Brunei Brunei ($79,700 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Brunei, the GDP per capita is $79,700.
Category: United States vs. Brunei - GDP Per Capita

pay 100% less in taxes


United States United States (39.6% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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Brunei Brunei (0% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)

In United States, citizens pay a top marginal tax rate (the highest tax rate you can pay) of 39.6%. In Brunei, the top marginal tax rate is 0%.
Category: United States vs. Brunei - Tax Rate

live 2.6 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Brunei Brunei (77.2 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Brunei, the average life expectancy is 77.2 years.
Category: United States vs. Brunei - Life Expectancy

consume 28.6% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Brunei Brunei (8,625 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Brunei, that number is 8,625 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Brunei - Electricity Consumption

have 37.6% more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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Brunei Brunei (17.2 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Brunei, that number is 17.2 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Brunei - Birth Rate

be 70.7% more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Brunei Brunei (9.9 per 1,000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 5.8 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Brunei, on the other hand, 9.9 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Brunei - Infant Mortality

be 46.8% more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people - 2016 est.)
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Brunei Brunei (6.9% of people - 2014 est.)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Brunei, that number is 6.9% of people.
Category: United States vs. Brunei - Unemployment

see 99.2% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Brunei Brunei (161 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Brunei, that number is 161 km.
Category: United States vs. Brunei - Coastline

The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, and Ministry of Finance, Revenue Division, Brunei.


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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.

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