Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 24.6 years longer


In Zambia, the average life expectancy is 53 years (51 years for men, 54 years for women). In Brunei, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women).

be 74.1% more likely to be obese


In Zambia, 8.1% of adults are obese. In Brunei, that number is 14.1% of people.

Economy

make 19.6 times more money


Zambia has a GDP per capita of $4,000, while in Brunei, the GDP per capita is $78,200.

be 54.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Zambia, 15.0% of adults are unemployed. In Brunei, that number is 6.9%.

Life

be 89.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Zambia, approximately 224.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Brunei, 23.0 women do.

be 51.4% more likely to be literate


In Zambia, the literacy rate is 63.4%. In Brunei, it is 96.0%.

be 84.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Zambia, approximately 61.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Brunei, on the other hand, 9.6 children do.

have 59.0% less children


In Zambia, there are approximately 41.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Brunei, there are 17.0 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.9 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Zambia, 26% of people have electricity access (45% in urban areas, and 14% in rural areas). In Brunei, that number is 76% of people on average (79% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas).

be 2.8 times more likely to have internet access


In Zambia, approximately 25.5% of the population has internet access. In Brunei, about 71.2% do.

Expenditures

spend 48.0% less on healthcare


Zambia spends 5.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Brunei, that number is 2.6% of GDP.

spend 4.0 times more on education


Zambia spends 1.1% of its total GDP on education. Brunei spends 4.4% of total GDP on education.

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 Zambia? 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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