Quality of life comparison
If you lived in China instead of Gabon, you would:
live 7.1 years longer
In Gabon, the average life expectancy is 69 years (67 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In China, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.
be 58.7% less likely to be obese
In Gabon, 15.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In China, that number is 6.2% of people as of 2016.
be 86.1% less likely to be unemployed
In Gabon, 28.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In China, that number is 3.9% as of 2017.
be 90.4% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Gabon, 34.3% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In China, however, that number is 3.3% as of 2016.
pay a 28.6% higher top tax rate
Gabon has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In China, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 88.5% less likely to die during childbirth
In Gabon, approximately 252.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In China, 29.0 women do as of 2017.
be 14.3% more likely to be literate
In Gabon, the literacy rate is 84.7% as of 2018. In China, it is 96.8% as of 2018.
be 62.5% less likely to die during infancy
In Gabon, approximately 30.4 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In China, on the other hand, 11.4 children do as of 2020.
have 55.9% fewer children
In Gabon, there are approximately 26.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In China, there are 11.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 12.4% less likely to have internet access
In Gabon, approximately 62.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In China, about 54.3% do as of 2018.
see 16.4 times more coastline
Gabon has a total of 885 km of coastline. In China, that number is 14,500 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, General Direction of Taxes, State Administration of Taxation.
China: At a glance
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