Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Brunei instead of El Salvador, you would:

Health

live 2.4 years longer


In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In Brunei, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 42.7% less likely to be obese


In El Salvador, 24.6% of adults are obese. In Brunei, that number is 14.1% of people.

Economy

make 8.8 times more money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Brunei, the GDP per capita is $78,200.

Life

be 57.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In El Salvador, approximately 54.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Brunei, 23.0 women do.

be 42.9% less likely to die during infancy


In El Salvador, approximately 16.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Brunei, on the other hand, 9.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 2.5 times more likely to have internet access


In El Salvador, approximately 29.0% of the population has internet access. In Brunei, about 71.2% do.

be 19.1% less likely to have access to electricity


In El Salvador, 94% of people have electricity access (98% in urban areas, and 86% in rural areas). In Brunei, that number is 76% of people on average (79% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 61.8% less on healthcare


El Salvador spends 6.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Brunei, that number is 2.6% of GDP.

spend 25.7% more on education


El Salvador spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Brunei spends 4.4% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 47.6% less coastline


El Salvador has a total of 307 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 El Salvador? 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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