Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 43.0% less likely to be obese


In Lithuania, 26.3% of adults are obese. In Gabon, that number is 15.0% of people.

be 21.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Lithuania, 0.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Gabon, that number is 4.2% of people.

live 22.9 years less


In Lithuania, the average life expectancy is 75 years (70 years for men, 81 years for women). In Gabon, that number is 52 years (52 years for men, 52 years for women).

Economy

make 40.6% less money


Lithuania has a GDP per capita of $32,300, while in Gabon, the GDP per capita is $19,200.

be 4.0 times more likely to be unemployed


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

be 54.5% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Lithuania, 22.2% live below the poverty line. In Gabon, however, that number is 34.3%.

spend 2.3 times more on taxes


Lithuania has a top tax rate of 15.0%. In Gabon, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

Life

be 16.6% less likely to be literate


In Lithuania, the literacy rate is 99.8%. In Gabon, it is 83.2%.

have 3.5 times more children


In Lithuania, there are approximately 9.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Gabon, there are 34.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 29.1 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Lithuania, approximately 10.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Gabon, 291.0 women do.

be 11.6 times more likely to die during infancy


In Lithuania, approximately 3.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Gabon, on the other hand, 44.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 11.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Lithuania, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Gabon, 89% of the population do.

be 35.3% less likely to have internet access


In Lithuania, approximately 74.4% of the population has internet access. In Gabon, about 48.1% do.

Expenditures

spend 40.0% less on education


Lithuania spends 4.5% of its total GDP on education. Gabon spends 2.7% of total GDP on education.

spend 48.5% less on healthcare


Lithuania spends 6.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Gabon, that number is 3.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 9.8 times more coastline


Lithuania has a total of 90 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 Lithuania? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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