Comparing United States to Gabon

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If you moved to Gabon from the United States, you would:


MAKE 63.6% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Gabon  GABON ($19,200.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Gabon, that number is $19,200.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Gabon GDP

LIVE 27.5 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Gabon  GABON (52.06 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Gabon, the average life expectancy is 52.06.
Category: United States vs. Gabon life expectancy

CONSUME 92.9% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Gabon  GABON (862 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Gabon, it is 862 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Gabon electricity consumption

BE 6.7 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Gabon  GABON (4% of people)
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That's 566.7% more likely! In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Gabon, that number is 4%.
Category: United States vs. Gabon AIDS percentage

BE 7.62 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Gabon  GABON (47.03 per 1000 infants)
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That's 662.2% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Gabon, on the other hand, there are a total of 47.03 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Gabon infant mortality

BE 2.88 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Gabon  GABON (21% of people)
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That's 187.7% more likely! In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Gabon 21% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Gabon unemployment rate

HAVE 2.58 TIMES MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Gabon  GABON (34.64 babies per 1000 people)
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That's 158.1% more babies! In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Gabon, however, there are a total of 34.64 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Gabon birth rate

SEE A 95.6% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Gabon  GABON (885km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Gabon has a total of 885 km.
Category: United States vs. Gabon coastline

At a Glance: Gabon

  • Land Area: ~268 thousand sq km (United States is ~37 times bigger than Gabon)
  • Population: ~2 million people (317 million more people live in United States)

How big is Gabon compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Gabon (267,667 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Gabon

Gabon is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 267,667 sq km. El Hadj Omar BONGO Ondimba - one of the longest-serving heads of state in the world - dominated the country's political scene for four decades (1967-2009) following independence from France in 1960. President BONGO introduced a nominal multiparty system and a new constitution in the early 1990s. However, allegations of electoral fraud during local elections in December 2002 and the presidential elections in 2005 exposed the weaknesses of formal political structures in Gabon. Following President BONGO's death in 2009, new elections brought Ali BONGO Ondimba, son of the former president, to power. Despite constrained political conditions, Gabon's small population, abundant natural resources, and considerable foreign support have helped make it one of the more stable African countries.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).