Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Gabon instead of El Salvador, you would:

Health

be 39.0% less likely to be obese


In El Salvador, 24.6% of adults are obese. In Gabon, that number is 15.0% of people.

be 7.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In El Salvador, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Gabon, that number is 4.2% of people.

live 22.8 years less


In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In Gabon, that number is 52 years (52 years for men, 52 years for women).

Economy

make 2.2 times more money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Gabon, the GDP per capita is $19,200.

be 4.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Gabon, that number is 28.0%.

spend 16.7% more on taxes


El Salvador has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Gabon, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

Life

have 2.1 times more children


In El Salvador, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Gabon, there are 34.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 5.4 times more likely to die during childbirth


In El Salvador, approximately 54.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Gabon, 291.0 women do.

be 2.6 times more likely to die during infancy


In El Salvador, approximately 16.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Gabon, on the other hand, 44.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 65.9% more likely to have internet access


In El Salvador, approximately 29.0% of the population has internet access. In Gabon, about 48.1% do.

Expenditures

spend 22.9% less on education


El Salvador spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Gabon spends 2.7% of total GDP on education.

spend 50.0% less on healthcare


El Salvador spends 6.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Gabon, that number is 3.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 2.9 times more coastline


El Salvador has a total of 307 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 El Salvador? See an in-depth size comparison.


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


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