Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 37.9% less likely to be obese


In Panama, 22.7% of adults are obese. In Brunei, that number is 14.1% of people.

live 1.5 years less


In Panama, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women). In Brunei, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

make 3.1 times more money


Panama has a GDP per capita of $25,400, while in Brunei, the GDP per capita is $78,200.

be 25.5% more likely to be unemployed


In Panama, 5.5% of adults are unemployed. In Brunei, that number is 6.9%.

Life

be 75.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Panama, approximately 94.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Brunei, 23.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 31.9% more likely to have internet access


In Panama, approximately 54.0% of the population has internet access. In Brunei, about 71.2% do.

be 16.5% less likely to have access to electricity


In Panama, 91% of people have electricity access (94% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas). In Brunei, that number is 76% of people on average (79% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 67.5% less on healthcare


Panama spends 8.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Brunei, that number is 2.6% of GDP.

spend 37.5% more on education


Panama spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education. Brunei spends 4.4% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 93.5% less coastline


Panama has a total of 2,490 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 Panama? 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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