Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Gabon instead of Anguilla, you would:

Health

live 29.4 years less


In Anguilla, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women). In Gabon, that number is 52 years (52 years for men, 52 years for women).

Economy

make 57.4% more money


Anguilla has a GDP per capita of $12,200, while in Gabon, the GDP per capita is $19,200.

be 3.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In Anguilla, 8.0% of adults are unemployed. In Gabon, that number is 28.0%.

be 49.1% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Anguilla, 23.0% live below the poverty line. In Gabon, however, that number is 34.3%.

Life

have 2.7 times more children


In Anguilla, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Gabon, there are 34.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 13.4 times more likely to die during infancy


In Anguilla, approximately 3.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Gabon, on the other hand, 44.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 41.1% less likely to have internet access


In Anguilla, approximately 81.6% of the population has internet access. In Gabon, about 48.1% do.

Geography

see 14.5 times more coastline


Anguilla has a total of 61 km of coastline. In Gabon, that number is 885 km.

Gabon: At a glance

Gabon is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 257,667 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.

How big is Gabon compared to Anguilla? 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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