Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 35.6% less likely to be obese


In Montenegro, 23.3% of adults are obese. In Gabon, that number is 15.0% of people.

be 42.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Montenegro, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Gabon, that number is 4.2% of people.

Economy

be 73.9% more likely to be unemployed


In Montenegro, 16.1% of adults are unemployed. In Gabon, that number is 28.0%.

be 4.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Montenegro, 8.6% live below the poverty line. In Gabon, however, that number is 34.3%.

spend 3.9 times more on taxes


Montenegro has a top tax rate of 9.0%. In Gabon, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

Life

be 15.7% less likely to be literate


In Montenegro, the literacy rate is 98.7%. In Gabon, it is 83.2%.

have 3.4 times more children


In Montenegro, there are approximately 10.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Gabon, there are 34.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 41.6 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Montenegro, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Gabon, 291.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 11.0% less likely to have access to electricity


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

be 31.2% less likely to have internet access


In Montenegro, approximately 69.9% of the population has internet access. In Gabon, about 48.1% do.

Expenditures

spend 46.9% less on healthcare


Montenegro spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Gabon, that number is 3.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 3.0 times more coastline


Montenegro has a total of 294 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 Montenegro? 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, Department of Public Revenues, Montenegro.

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