Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Gabon instead of Equatorial Guinea, you would:

Health

be 46.5% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Equatorial Guinea, 7.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Gabon, that number is 3.8% of people as of 2018.

live 3.3 years longer


In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In Gabon, that number is 69 years (67 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020.

be 87.5% more likely to be obese


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Gabon, that number is 15.0% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 22.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Equatorial Guinea, 44.0% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Gabon, however, that number is 34.3% as of 2015.

make 51.6% less money


Equatorial Guinea has a GDP per capita of $37,400 as of 2017, while in Gabon, the GDP per capita is $18,100 as of 2017.

be 3.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Gabon, that number is 28.0% as of 2015.

Life

be 16.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 301.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Gabon, 252.0 women do as of 2017.

be 49.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 59.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Gabon, on the other hand, 30.4 children do as of 2020.

be 11.1% less likely to be literate


In Equatorial Guinea, the literacy rate is 95.3% as of 2015. In Gabon, it is 84.7% as of 2018.

have 14.3% fewer children


In Equatorial Guinea, there are approximately 30.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Gabon, there are 26.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 34.6% more likely to have access to electricity


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 68% of people have electricity access (91% in urban areas, and 53% in rural areas) as of 2016. In Gabon, that number is 91% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 55% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 2.4 times more likely to have internet access


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 26.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Gabon, about 62.0% do as of 2018.

be 38.8% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 68% of people have improved drinking water access (82% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Gabon, that number is 94% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 68% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 3.0 times more coastline


Equatorial Guinea has a total of 296 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 Equatorial Guinea? 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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