Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 1.4 years longer

In Colombia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women). In Brunei, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 36.8% less likely to be obese

In Colombia, 22.3% of adults are obese. In Brunei, that number is 14.1% of people.


make 5.4 times more money

Colombia has a GDP per capita of $14,500, while in Brunei, the GDP per capita is $78,200.

be 34.3% less likely to be unemployed

In Colombia, 10.5% of adults are unemployed. In Brunei, that number is 6.9%.


be 64.1% less likely to die during childbirth

In Colombia, approximately 64.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Brunei, 23.0 women do.

be 29.4% less likely to die during infancy

In Colombia, approximately 13.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Brunei, on the other hand, 9.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 22.5% more likely to have internet access

In Colombia, approximately 58.1% of the population has internet access. In Brunei, about 71.2% do.

be 21.6% less likely to have access to electricity

In Colombia, 97% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 88% in rural areas). In Brunei, that number is 76% of people on average (79% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas).


spend 63.9% less on healthcare

Colombia spends 7.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Brunei, that number is 2.6% of GDP.


see 95.0% less coastline

Colombia has a total of 3,208 km of coastline. In Brunei, that number is 161 km.

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 Colombia? 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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