Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

be 54.6% less likely to be obese


In Brunei, 14.1% of adults are obese. In Philippines, that number is 6.4% of people.

live 7.9 years less


In Brunei, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women). In Philippines, that number is 69 years (66 years for men, 73 years for women).

Economy

be 17.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Brunei, 6.9% of adults are unemployed. In Philippines, that number is 5.7%.

make 89.4% less money


Brunei has a GDP per capita of $78,200, while in Philippines, the GDP per capita is $8,300.

Life

have 39.4% more children


In Brunei, there are approximately 17.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Philippines, there are 23.7 babies per 1,000 people.

be 5.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Brunei, approximately 23.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Philippines, 114.0 women do.

be 2.2 times more likely to die during infancy


In Brunei, approximately 9.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Philippines, on the other hand, 21.4 children do.

Basic Needs

be 15.8% 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 Philippines, that number is 88% of people on average (94% in urban areas, and 82% in rural areas).

be 22.1% less likely to have internet access


In Brunei, approximately 71.2% of the population has internet access. In Philippines, about 55.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 38.6% less on education


Brunei spends 4.4% of its total GDP on education. Philippines spends 2.7% of total GDP on education.

spend 80.8% more on healthcare


Brunei spends 2.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Philippines, that number is 4.7% of GDP.

Geography

see 225.4 times more coastline


Brunei has a total of 161 km of coastline. In Philippines, that number is 36,289 km.

Philippines: At a glance

Philippines is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 298,170 sq km. The Philippine Islands became a Spanish colony during the 16th century; they were ceded to the US in 1898 following the Spanish-American War. In 1935 the Philippines became a self-governing commonwealth. Manuel QUEZON was elected president and was tasked with preparing the country for independence after a 10-year transition. In 1942 the islands fell under Japanese occupation during World War II, and US forces and Filipinos fought together during 1944-45 to regain control. On 4 July 1946 the Republic of the Philippines attained its independence. A 20-year rule by Ferdinand MARCOS ended in 1986, when a "people power" movement in Manila ("EDSA 1") forced him into exile and installed Corazon AQUINO as president. Her presidency was hampered by several coup attempts that prevented a return to full political stability and economic development. Fidel RAMOS was elected president in 1992. His administration was marked by increased stability and by progress on economic reforms. In 1992, the US closed its last military bases on the islands. Joseph ESTRADA was elected president in 1998. He was succeeded by his vice-president, Gloria MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, in January 2001 after ESTRADA's stormy impeachment trial on corruption charges broke down and another "people power" movement ("EDSA 2") demanded his resignation. MACAPAGAL-ARROYO was elected to a six-year term as president in May 2004. Her presidency was marred by several corruption allegations but the Philippine economy was one of the few to avoid contraction following the 2008 global financial crisis, expanding each year of her administration. Benigno AQUINO III was elected to a six-year term as president in May 2010. The Philippine Government faces threats from several groups, some of which are on the US Government's Foreign Terrorist Organization list. Manila has waged a decades-long struggle against ethnic Moro insurgencies in the southern Philippines, which has led to a peace accord with the Moro National Liberation Front and ongoing peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. The decades-long Maoist-inspired New People's Army insurgency also operates through much of the country. The Philippines faces increased tension with China over disputed territorial and maritime claims in the South China Sea.

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The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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