Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 53.1% less likely to be obese

In Egypt, 32.0% of adults are obese. In Gabon, that number is 15.0% of people.

be 42.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Egypt, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Gabon, that number is 4.2% of people.

live 20.9 years less

In Egypt, the average life expectancy is 73 years (72 years for men, 74 years for women). In Gabon, that number is 52 years (52 years for men, 52 years for women).


make 51.2% more money

Egypt has a GDP per capita of $12,700, while in Gabon, the GDP per capita is $19,200.

be 2.4 times more likely to be unemployed

In Egypt, 11.9% of adults are unemployed. In Gabon, that number is 28.0%.

be 23.4% more likely to be live below the poverty line

In Egypt, 27.8% live below the poverty line. In Gabon, however, that number is 34.3%.

spend 55.6% more on taxes

Egypt has a top tax rate of 22.5%. In Gabon, the top tax rate is 35.0%.


be 12.7% more likely to be literate

In Egypt, the literacy rate is 73.8%. In Gabon, it is 83.2%.

have 15.5% more children

In Egypt, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Gabon, there are 34.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 8.8 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Egypt, approximately 33.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Gabon, 291.0 women do.

be 2.3 times more likely to die during infancy

In Egypt, approximately 19.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Gabon, on the other hand, 44.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 22.7% more likely to have internet access

In Egypt, approximately 39.2% of the population has internet access. In Gabon, about 48.1% do.

be 10.6% less likely to have access to electricity

In Egypt, 100% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas). In Gabon, that number is 89% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 38% in rural areas).


spend 28.9% less on education

Egypt spends 3.8% of its total GDP on education. Gabon spends 2.7% of total GDP on education.

spend 39.3% less on healthcare

Egypt spends 5.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Gabon, that number is 3.4% of GDP.


see 63.9% less coastline

Egypt has a total of 2,450 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 Egypt? 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, Egyptian Tax Authority.


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