United States compared to Gabon

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If you moved to Gabon from United States, you would..


make 66.3% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Gabon Gabon ($19,300 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Gabon, the GDP per capita is $19,300.
Category: United States vs. Gabon - GDP Per Capita

pay 11.6% less in taxes


United States United States (39.6% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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Gabon Gabon (35% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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In United States, citizens pay a top marginal tax rate (the highest tax rate you can pay) of 39.6%. In Gabon, the top marginal tax rate is 35%.
Category: United States vs. Gabon - Tax Rate

live 27.7 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Gabon Gabon (52.1 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Gabon, the average life expectancy is 52.1 years.
Category: United States vs. Gabon - Life Expectancy

consume 90% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Gabon Gabon (1,207 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Gabon, that number is 1,207 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Gabon - Electricity Consumption

have 2.7 times more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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Gabon Gabon (34.3 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Gabon, that number is 34.3 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Gabon - Birth Rate

be 7.8 times more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Gabon Gabon (45.1 per 1,000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 5.8 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Gabon, on the other hand, 45.1 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Gabon - Infant Mortality

be 4.5 times more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people - 2016 est.)
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Gabon Gabon (21% of people - 2006 est.)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Gabon, that number is 21% of people.
Category: United States vs. Gabon - Unemployment

see 95.6% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Gabon Gabon (885 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Gabon, that number is 885 km.
Category: United States vs. Gabon - Coastline

The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, and General Direction of Taxes.


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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.

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