Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 44.0% more likely to be obese


In Brunei, 14.1% of adults are obese. In Paraguay, that number is 20.3% of people.

Economy

make 87.5% less money


Brunei has a GDP per capita of $78,200, while in Paraguay, the GDP per capita is $9,800.

Life

be 5.7 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Brunei, approximately 23.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Paraguay, 132.0 women do.

be 94.8% more likely to die during infancy


In Brunei, approximately 9.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Paraguay, on the other hand, 18.7 children do.

Basic Needs

be 28.9% more likely to have access to electricity


In Brunei, 76% of people have electricity access (79% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas). In Paraguay, that number is 98% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas).

be 27.9% less likely to have internet access


In Brunei, approximately 71.2% of the population has internet access. In Paraguay, about 51.3% do.

Expenditures

spend 13.6% more on education


Brunei spends 4.4% of its total GDP on education. Paraguay spends 5.0% of total GDP on education.

spend 3.8 times more on healthcare


Brunei spends 2.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Paraguay, that number is 9.8% of GDP.

Paraguay: At a glance

Paraguay is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 397,302 sq km. Paraguay achieved its independence from Spain in 1811. In the disastrous War of the Triple Alliance (1865-70) - between Paraguay and Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay - Paraguay lost two-thirds of its adult males and much of its territory. The country stagnated economically for the next half century. Following the Chaco War of 1932-35 with Bolivia, Paraguay gained a large part of the Chaco lowland region. The 35-year military dictatorship of Alfredo STROESSNER ended in 1989, and, despite a marked increase in political infighting in recent years, Paraguay has held relatively free and regular presidential elections since the country's return to democracy.

How big is Paraguay 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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