Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Brunei instead of Argentina, you would:


be 50.2% less likely to be obese

In Argentina, 28.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Brunei, that number is 14.1% of people as of 2016.


make 3.8 times more money

Argentina has a GDP per capita of $20,900 as of 2017, while in Brunei, the GDP per capita is $78,900 as of 2017.

be 17.9% less likely to be unemployed

In Argentina, 8.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Brunei, that number is 6.9% as of 2017.


be 20.5% less likely to die during childbirth

In Argentina, approximately 39.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Brunei, 31.0 women do as of 2017.

Basic Needs

be 27.3% more likely to have internet access

In Argentina, approximately 74.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Brunei, about 94.6% do as of 2018.


spend 20.0% less on education

Argentina spends 5.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Brunei spends 4.4% of total GDP on education as of 2016.


see 96.8% less coastline

Argentina has a total of 4,989 km of coastline. In Brunei, that number is 161 km.

Brunei: At a glance

Brunei is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 5,265 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.

How big is Brunei compared to Argentina? 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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