Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 16.4 years longer

In Burundi, the average life expectancy is 61 years (59 years for men, 63 years for women). In Brunei, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 2.6 times more likely to be obese

In Burundi, 5.4% of adults are obese. In Brunei, that number is 14.1% of people.


make 111.7 times more money

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


be 96.8% less likely to die during childbirth

In Burundi, approximately 712.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Brunei, 23.0 women do.

be 12.1% more likely to be literate

In Burundi, the literacy rate is 85.6%. In Brunei, it is 96.0%.

be 83.7% less likely to die during infancy

In Burundi, approximately 58.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Brunei, on the other hand, 9.6 children do.

have 58.8% fewer children

In Burundi, there are approximately 41.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Brunei, there are 17.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 15.2 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Burundi, 5% of people have electricity access (28% in urban areas, and 2% in rural areas). In Brunei, that number is 76% of people on average (79% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas).

be 13.7 times more likely to have internet access

In Burundi, approximately 5.2% of the population has internet access. In Brunei, about 71.2% do.


spend 18.5% less on education

Burundi spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education. Brunei spends 4.4% of total GDP on education.

spend 65.3% less on healthcare

Burundi spends 7.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Brunei, that number is 2.6% of GDP.

Brunei: At a glance

Brunei is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 5,265 sq km. The Sultanate of Brunei's influence peaked between the 15th and 17th centuries when its control extended over coastal areas of northwest Borneo and the southern Philippines. Brunei subsequently entered a period of decline brought on by internal strife over royal succession, colonial expansion of European powers, and piracy. In 1888, Brunei became a British protectorate; independence was achieved in 1984. The same family has ruled Brunei for over six centuries. Brunei benefits from extensive petroleum and natural gas fields, the source of one of the highest per capita GDPs in Asia.

How big is Brunei compared to Burundi? 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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