Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.5 years longer


In Maldives, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women). In Brunei, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 64.0% more likely to be obese


In Maldives, 8.6% of adults are obese. In Brunei, that number is 14.1% of people.

Economy

make 4.1 times more money


Maldives has a GDP per capita of $19,100, while in Brunei, the GDP per capita is $78,200.

be 2.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Maldives, 2.9% of adults are unemployed. In Brunei, that number is 6.9%.

Life

be 66.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Maldives, approximately 68.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Brunei, 23.0 women do.

be 56.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Maldives, approximately 22.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Brunei, on the other hand, 9.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 20.5% more likely to have internet access


In Maldives, approximately 59.1% of the population has internet access. In Brunei, about 71.2% do.

be 24.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Maldives, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Brunei, 76% of the population do.

Expenditures

spend 81.0% less on healthcare


Maldives spends 13.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Brunei, that number is 2.6% of GDP.

Geography

see 75.0% less coastline


Maldives has a total of 644 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 Maldives? 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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