Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Gabon instead of Congo, Democratic Republic Of, you would:

Health

be 6.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 0.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Gabon, that number is 4.2% of people.

live 5.6 years less


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, the average life expectancy is 58 years (56 years for men, 59 years for women). In Gabon, that number is 52 years (52 years for men, 52 years for women).

be 2.2 times more likely to be obese


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 6.7% of adults are obese. In Gabon, that number is 15.0% of people.

Economy

make 24.0 times more money


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a GDP per capita of $800, while in Gabon, the GDP per capita is $19,200.

be 45.6% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 63.0% live below the poverty line. In Gabon, however, that number is 34.3%.

Life

be 58.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 693.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Gabon, 291.0 women do.

be 35.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 68.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Gabon, on the other hand, 44.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 9.9 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 9% of people have electricity access (19% in urban areas, and 2% in rural areas). In Gabon, that number is 89% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 38% in rural areas).

be 12.7 times more likely to have internet access


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 3.8% of the population has internet access. In Gabon, about 48.1% do.

be 77.9% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 52% of people have improved drinking water access (81% in urban areas, and 31% in rural areas). In Gabon, that number is 93% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 20.9% less on healthcare


Congo, Democratic Republic Of spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Gabon, that number is 3.4% of GDP.

spend 17.4% more on education


Congo, Democratic Republic Of spends 2.3% of its total GDP on education. Gabon spends 2.7% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 23.9 times more coastline


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a total of 37 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 Congo, Democratic Republic Of? 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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