Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Gabon instead of Hong Kong, you would:

Health

live 14.2 years less


In Hong Kong, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020. In Gabon, that number is 69 years (67 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 71.9% less money


Hong Kong has a GDP per capita of $64,500 as of 2018, while in Gabon, the GDP per capita is $18,100 as of 2017.

be 9.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Hong Kong, 3.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Gabon, that number is 28.0% as of 2015.

be 72.4% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Hong Kong, 19.9% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Gabon, however, that number is 34.3% as of 2015.

pay a 2.3 times higher top tax rate


Hong Kong has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Gabon, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.

Life

have 3.1 times more children


In Hong Kong, there are approximately 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Gabon, there are 26.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 11.3 times more likely to die during infancy


In Hong Kong, approximately 2.7 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.

Basic Needs

be 30.7% less likely to have internet access


In Hong Kong, approximately 89.4% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Gabon, about 62.0% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 18.2% less on education


Hong Kong spends 3.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Gabon spends 2.7% of total GDP on education as of 2014.

Geography

see 20.7% more coastline


Hong Kong has a total of 733 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 Hong Kong? 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, Inland Revenue Department, Hong Kong.

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