Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.5 years longer


In Chad, the average life expectancy is 51 years (49 years for men, 52 years for women). In Gabon, that number is 52 years (52 years for men, 52 years for women).

be 3.2 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Chad, 1.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Gabon, that number is 4.2% of people.

be 2.5 times more likely to be obese


In Chad, 6.1% of adults are obese. In Gabon, that number is 15.0% of people.

Economy

make 8.3 times more money


Chad has a GDP per capita of $2,300, while in Gabon, the GDP per capita is $19,200.

be 26.6% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Chad, 46.7% live below the poverty line. In Gabon, however, that number is 34.3%.

spend 41.7% less on taxes


Chad has a top tax rate of 60.0%. In Gabon, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

Life

be 66.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Chad, approximately 856.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Gabon, 291.0 women do.

be 3.7 times more likely to be literate


In Chad, the literacy rate is 22.3%. In Gabon, it is 83.2%.

be 48.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Chad, approximately 85.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Gabon, on the other hand, 44.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 22.2 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Chad, 4% of people have electricity access (14% in urban areas, and 1% in rural areas). In Gabon, that number is 89% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 38% in rural areas).

be 9.6 times more likely to have internet access


In Chad, approximately 5.0% of the population has internet access. In Gabon, about 48.1% do.

be 83.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Chad, approximately 51% of people have improved drinking water access (72% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas). In Gabon, that number is 93% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas).

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 Chad? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, General Direction of Taxes, General Inspectorate of Finance.

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