Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 9.5 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Malaysia, 0.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Gabon, that number is 3.8% of people as of 2018.

live 6.9 years less


In Malaysia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 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 37.8% less money


Malaysia has a GDP per capita of $29,100 as of 2017, while in Gabon, the GDP per capita is $18,100 as of 2017.

be 8.2 times more likely to be unemployed


In Malaysia, 3.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Gabon, that number is 28.0% as of 2015.

be 9.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Malaysia, 3.8% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Gabon, however, that number is 34.3% as of 2015.

pay a 25.0% higher top tax rate


Malaysia has a top tax rate of 28.0% as of 2016. In Gabon, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.

Life

have 43.7% more children


In Malaysia, there are approximately 18.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Gabon, there are 26.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 8.7 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Malaysia, approximately 29.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Gabon, 252.0 women do as of 2017.

be 2.7 times more likely to die during infancy


In Malaysia, approximately 11.4 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 23.6% less likely to have internet access


In Malaysia, approximately 81.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Gabon, about 62.0% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 42.6% less on education


Malaysia spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Gabon spends 2.7% of total GDP on education as of 2014.

Geography

see 81.1% less coastline


Malaysia has a total of 4,675 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 Malaysia? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia, General Direction of Taxes.

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