Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Brunei instead of British Virgin Islands, you would:

Health

live 1.5 years less


In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (77 years for men, 80 years for women). In Brunei, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

make 2.3 times more money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200, while in Brunei, the GDP per capita is $78,200.

be 2.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed. In Brunei, that number is 6.9%.

Life

be 20.7% less likely to die during infancy


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 12.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Brunei, on the other hand, 9.6 children do.

have 53.2% more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Brunei, there are 17.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 63.3% more likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access. In Brunei, about 71.2% do.

Expenditures

spend 30.2% less on education


British Virgin Islands spends 6.3% of its total GDP on education. Brunei spends 4.4% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 2.0 times more coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 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 British 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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