Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 24.6% less likely to be obese


In Ecuador, 19.9% of adults are obese. In Gabon, that number is 15.0% of people.

be 14.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Ecuador, 0.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Gabon, that number is 4.2% of people.

live 24.9 years less


In Ecuador, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women). In Gabon, that number is 52 years (52 years for men, 52 years for women).

Economy

make 67.0% more money


Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Gabon, the GDP per capita is $19,200.

be 6.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Ecuador, 4.6% of adults are unemployed. In Gabon, that number is 28.0%.

Life

be 11.9% less likely to be literate


In Ecuador, the literacy rate is 94.4%. In Gabon, it is 83.2%.

have 91.1% more children


In Ecuador, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Gabon, there are 34.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 4.5 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Ecuador, approximately 64.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Gabon, 291.0 women do.

be 2.7 times more likely to die during infancy


In Ecuador, approximately 16.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Gabon, on the other hand, 44.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 11.1% less likely to have internet access


In Ecuador, approximately 54.1% of the population has internet access. In Gabon, about 48.1% do.

Expenditures

spend 46.0% less on education


Ecuador spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Gabon spends 2.7% of total GDP on education.

spend 63.0% less on healthcare


Ecuador spends 9.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Gabon, that number is 3.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 60.4% less coastline


Ecuador has a total of 2,237 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 Ecuador? 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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