Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Ireland instead of Brunei, you would:
live 3.3 years longer
In Brunei, the average life expectancy is 78 years (76 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2022. In Ireland, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022.
be 79.4% more likely to be obese
In Brunei, 14.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Ireland, that number is 25.3% of people as of 2016.
make 44.2% more money
Brunei has a GDP per capita of $62,200 as of 2020, while in Ireland, the GDP per capita is $89,700 as of 2020.
be 27.8% less likely to be unemployed
In Brunei, 6.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Ireland, that number is 5.0% as of 2019.
be 83.9% less likely to die during childbirth
In Brunei, approximately 31.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ireland, 5.0 women do as of 2017.
be 67.0% less likely to die during infancy
In Brunei, approximately 10.5 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Ireland, on the other hand, 3.5 children do as of 2022.
have 23.7% fewer children
In Brunei, there are approximately 16.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Ireland, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
spend 22.7% less on education
Brunei spends 4.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Ireland spends 3.4% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 3.0 times more on healthcare
Brunei spends 2.2% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Ireland, that number is 6.7% of GDP as of 2019.
see 9.0 times more coastline
Brunei has a total of 161 km of coastline. In Ireland, that number is 1,448 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Ireland: At a glance
How big is Ireland compared to Brunei? See an in-depth size comparison.