Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.3 years longer


In Russia, the average life expectancy is 71 years (65 years for men, 77 years for women). In Brunei, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 39.0% less likely to be obese


In Russia, 23.1% of adults are obese. In Brunei, that number is 14.1% of people.

Economy

make 2.8 times more money


Russia has a GDP per capita of $27,800, while in Brunei, the GDP per capita is $78,200.

be 25.5% more likely to be unemployed


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

Life

have 54.5% more children


In Russia, there are approximately 11.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Brunei, there are 17.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 41.2% more likely to die during infancy


In Russia, approximately 6.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Brunei, on the other hand, 9.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 24.0% less likely to have access to electricity


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

Expenditures

spend 63.4% less on healthcare


Russia spends 7.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Brunei, that number is 2.6% of GDP.

spend 15.8% more on education


Russia spends 3.8% of its total GDP on education. Brunei spends 4.4% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 99.6% less coastline


Russia has a total of 37,653 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 Russia? 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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