Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 7.9 years longer


In Brunei, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women). In Singapore, that number is 85 years (83 years for men, 88 years for women).

be 56.7% less likely to be obese


In Brunei, 14.1% of adults are obese. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people.

Economy

make 20.1% more money


Brunei has a GDP per capita of $78,200, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $93,900.

be 68.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Brunei, 6.9% of adults are unemployed. In Singapore, that number is 2.2%.

Life

be 56.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Brunei, approximately 23.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Singapore, 10.0 women do.

be 75.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Brunei, approximately 9.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Singapore, on the other hand, 2.4 children do.

have 49.4% less children


In Brunei, there are approximately 17.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Singapore, there are 8.6 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 Singapore, 100% of the population do.

be 13.8% more likely to have internet access


In Brunei, approximately 71.2% of the population has internet access. In Singapore, about 81.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 34.1% less on education


Brunei spends 4.4% of its total GDP on education. Singapore spends 2.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 88.5% more on healthcare


Brunei spends 2.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Singapore, that number is 4.9% of GDP.

Geography

see 19.9% more coastline


Brunei has a total of 161 km of coastline. In Singapore, that number is 193 km.

Singapore: At a glance

Singapore is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 709 sq km. Singapore was founded as a British trading colony in 1819. It joined the Malaysian Federation in 1963 but separated two years later and became independent. Singapore subsequently became one of the world's most prosperous countries with strong international trading links (its port is one of the world's busiest in terms of tonnage handled) and with per capita GDP equal to that of the leading nations of Western Europe.

How big is Singapore 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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