Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Gabon instead of British Virgin Islands, you would:

Health

live 26.7 years less


In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (77 years for men, 80 years for women). In Gabon, that number is 52 years (52 years for men, 52 years for women).

Economy

make 43.9% less money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200, while in Gabon, the GDP per capita is $19,200.

be 9.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed. In Gabon, that number is 28.0%.

Life

have 3.1 times more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Gabon, there are 34.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 3.6 times more likely to die during infancy


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 12.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Gabon, on the other hand, 44.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 10.3% more likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access. In Gabon, about 48.1% do.

Expenditures

spend 57.1% less on education


British Virgin Islands spends 6.3% of its total GDP on education. Gabon spends 2.7% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 11.1 times more coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 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 British Virgin Islands? 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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