Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 40.4% less likely to be obese


In Brunei, 14.1% of adults are obese. In Togo, that number is 8.4% of people.

live 11.9 years less


In Brunei, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women). In Togo, that number is 65 years (63 years for men, 68 years for women).

Economy

make 97.8% less money


Brunei has a GDP per capita of $78,200, while in Togo, the GDP per capita is $1,700.

Life

be 33.6% less likely to be literate


In Brunei, the literacy rate is 96.0%. In Togo, it is 63.7%.

have 95.9% more children


In Brunei, there are approximately 17.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Togo, there are 33.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 16.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Brunei, approximately 23.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Togo, 368.0 women do.

be 4.4 times more likely to die during infancy


In Brunei, approximately 9.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Togo, on the other hand, 42.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 64.5% less likely to have access to electricity


In Brunei, 76% of people have electricity access (79% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas). In Togo, that number is 27% of people on average (35% in urban areas, and 21% in rural areas).

be 84.1% less likely to have internet access


In Brunei, approximately 71.2% of the population has internet access. In Togo, about 11.3% do.

Expenditures

spend 15.9% more on education


Brunei spends 4.4% of its total GDP on education. Togo spends 5.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 100.0% more on healthcare


Brunei spends 2.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Togo, that number is 5.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 65.2% less coastline


Brunei has a total of 161 km of coastline. In Togo, that number is 56 km.

Togo: At a glance

Togo is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 54,385 sq km. French Togoland became Togo in 1960. Gen. Gnassingbe EYADEMA, installed as military ruler in 1967, ruled Togo with a heavy hand for almost four decades. Despite the facade of multi-party elections instituted in the early 1990s, the government was largely dominated by President EYADEMA, whose Rally of the Togolese People (RPT) party has maintained power almost continually since 1967 and maintains a majority of seats in today's legislature. Upon EYADEMA's death in February 2005, the military installed the president's son, Faure GNASSINGBE, and then engineered his formal election two months later. Democratic gains since then allowed Togo to hold its first relatively free and fair legislative elections in October 2007. After years of political unrest and condemnation from international organizations for human rights abuses, Togo is finally being re-welcomed into the international community.

How big is Togo compared to Brunei? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

question_answer HAVE A QUESTION? ASK THE COMMUNITY

Join the Elsewhere community and ask a question about Togo. It's a free, question-and-answer based forum to discuss what life is like in countries and cities around the world.

Share this