Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 47.0% less likely to be obese


In Argentina, 28.3% of adults are obese. In Gabon, that number is 15.0% of people.

be 10.5 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Argentina, 0.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Gabon, that number is 4.2% of people.

live 25.2 years less


In Argentina, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women). In Gabon, that number is 52 years (52 years for men, 52 years for women).

Economy

be 3.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In Argentina, 8.1% of adults are unemployed. In Gabon, that number is 28.0%.

be 33.5% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Argentina, 25.7% live below the poverty line. In Gabon, however, that number is 34.3%.

Life

have 2.0 times more children


In Argentina, there are approximately 16.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Gabon, there are 34.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 5.6 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Argentina, approximately 52.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Gabon, 291.0 women do.

be 15.2% less likely to be literate


In Argentina, the literacy rate is 98.1%. In Gabon, it is 83.2%.

be 4.5 times more likely to die during infancy


In Argentina, approximately 9.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Gabon, on the other hand, 44.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 31.5% less likely to have internet access


In Argentina, approximately 70.2% of the population has internet access. In Gabon, about 48.1% do.

Expenditures

spend 54.2% less on education


Argentina spends 5.9% of its total GDP on education. Gabon spends 2.7% of total GDP on education.

spend 29.2% less on healthcare


Argentina spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Gabon, that number is 3.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 82.3% less coastline


Argentina has a total of 4,989 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 Argentina? 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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