Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.6 years less


In Brunei, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women). In Latvia, that number is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 67.4% more likely to be obese


In Brunei, 14.1% of adults are obese. In Latvia, that number is 23.6% of people.

Economy

make 64.7% less money


Brunei has a GDP per capita of $78,200, while in Latvia, the GDP per capita is $27,600.

be 30.4% more likely to be unemployed


In Brunei, 6.9% of adults are unemployed. In Latvia, that number is 9.0%.

Life

be 21.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Brunei, approximately 23.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Latvia, 18.0 women do.

be 45.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Brunei, approximately 9.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Latvia, on the other hand, 5.2 children do.

have 42.9% less children


In Brunei, there are approximately 17.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Latvia, there are 9.7 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 31.6% more likely to have access to electricity


In Brunei, 76% of the population has electricity access. In Latvia, 100% of the population do.

be 12.2% more likely to have internet access


In Brunei, approximately 71.2% of the population has internet access. In Latvia, about 79.9% do.

Expenditures

spend 20.5% more on education


Brunei spends 4.4% of its total GDP on education. Latvia spends 5.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.3 times more on healthcare


Brunei spends 2.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Latvia, that number is 5.9% of GDP.

Geography

see 3.1 times more coastline


Brunei has a total of 161 km of coastline. In Latvia, that number is 498 km.

Latvia: At a glance

Latvia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 62,249 sq km. The name "Latvia" originates from the ancient Latgalians, one of four eastern Baltic tribes that formed the ethnic core of the Latvian people (ca. 8th-12th centuries A.D.). The region subsequently came under the control of Germans, Poles, Swedes, and finally, Russians. A Latvian republic emerged following World War I, but it was annexed by the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US and many other countries. Latvia reestablished its independence in 1991 following the breakup of the Soviet Union. Although the last Russian troops left in 1994, the status of the Russian minority (some 28% of the population) remains of concern to Moscow. Latvia acceded to both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004; it joined the eurozone in 2014.

How big is Latvia compared to Brunei? 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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