Brunei Darussalam

Basic country data

  • Population 60 and over (2018)
  • 36,920
  • % of total
  • 8.5%
  • Population 60 and over (2050)
  • 154,210
  • % of total
  • 35.5%
  • Total pension coverage*
  • 91%
  • Does the country have a social pension?
  • Yes
  • Region
  • East Asia & Pacific
  • Income group
  • High income

% of older people (65+) receiving a pension, by type

Data on social pensions

Old Age pension

Basic scheme information

Data on social pensions

  • Name of pension or programme
  • Old Age pension
  • Year first social pension introduced
  • 1984
  • Administrative Organisation
  • Department of Community Development of the Ministry of Culture, Youth, and Sports
  • Legislative Underpinning
  • Old Age Pensions and Disability Act 1954 with 1984 amendment

2015

Social Security Programs Throughout the World: Asia and the Pacific, 2014

Eligibility criteria

2015

Social Security Programs Throughout the World: Asia and the Pacific, 2014

Adequacy

  • Monthly benefit (local currency)
  • 250 Brunei Dollar
  • US$
  • 179
  • % of GDP per capita
  • 5.7%
  • $ PPP
  • 379.9
  • % of $1.90 poverty line (PPP)
  • 657%
  • Local amount detailed/other benefits
  • The pension is adjusted on an ad hoc basis.
  • References and notes

2014

Gov’t may spend $80m on old age pension this year (The Brunei Times News Article)

Coverage

2014

Gov’t may spend $80m on old age pension this year (The Brunei Times News Article)

Cost

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