Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 29.1% less likely to be obese


In Ecuador, 19.9% of adults are obese. In Brunei, that number is 14.1% of people.

Economy

make 6.8 times more money


Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Brunei, the GDP per capita is $78,200.

be 50.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Ecuador, 4.6% of adults are unemployed. In Brunei, that number is 6.9%.

Life

be 64.1% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ecuador, approximately 64.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Brunei, 23.0 women do.

be 41.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Ecuador, approximately 16.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Brunei, on the other hand, 9.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 31.6% more likely to have internet access


In Ecuador, approximately 54.1% of the population has internet access. In Brunei, about 71.2% do.

be 21.6% less likely to have access to electricity


In Ecuador, 97% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 92% in rural areas). In Brunei, that number is 76% of people on average (79% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 12.0% less on education


Ecuador spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Brunei spends 4.4% of total GDP on education.

spend 71.7% less on healthcare


Ecuador spends 9.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Brunei, that number is 2.6% of GDP.

Geography

see 92.8% less coastline


Ecuador has a total of 2,237 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 Ecuador? 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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