Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.9 years longer


In Bangladesh, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women). In Brunei, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 3.9 times more likely to be obese


In Bangladesh, 3.6% of adults are obese. In Brunei, that number is 14.1% of people.

Economy

make 18.6 times more money


Bangladesh has a GDP per capita of $4,200, while in Brunei, the GDP per capita is $78,200.

be 72.5% more likely to be unemployed


In Bangladesh, 4.0% of adults are unemployed. In Brunei, that number is 6.9%.

Life

be 86.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Bangladesh, approximately 176.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Brunei, 23.0 women do.

be 31.9% more likely to be literate


In Bangladesh, the literacy rate is 72.8%. In Brunei, it is 96.0%.

be 69.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Bangladesh, approximately 31.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Brunei, on the other hand, 9.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 26.7% more likely to have access to electricity


In Bangladesh, 60% of people have electricity access (90% in urban areas, and 49% in rural areas). In Brunei, that number is 76% of people on average (79% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas).

be 3.9 times more likely to have internet access


In Bangladesh, approximately 18.2% of the population has internet access. In Brunei, about 71.2% do.

Expenditures

spend 76.0% more on education


Bangladesh spends 2.5% of its total GDP on education. Brunei spends 4.4% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 72.2% less coastline


Bangladesh has a total of 580 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 Bangladesh? 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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