Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.4 years longer


In Seychelles, the average life expectancy is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women). In Brunei, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

make 2.7 times more money


Seychelles has a GDP per capita of $28,900, while in Brunei, the GDP per capita is $78,200.

be 68.3% more likely to be unemployed


In Seychelles, 4.1% of adults are unemployed. In Brunei, that number is 6.9%.

Life

have 24.1% more children


In Seychelles, there are approximately 13.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Brunei, there are 17.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 26.0% more likely to have internet access


In Seychelles, approximately 56.5% of the population has internet access. In Brunei, about 71.2% do.

be 21.6% less likely to have access to electricity


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

Expenditures

spend 23.5% less on healthcare


Seychelles spends 3.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Brunei, that number is 2.6% of GDP.

spend 22.2% more on education


Seychelles spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education. Brunei spends 4.4% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 67.2% less coastline


Seychelles has a total of 491 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 Seychelles? 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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