Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 72.9% less likely to be obese


In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Gabon, that number is 15.0% of people as of 2016.

live 5.1 years less


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 78 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 23.1% more money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $14,700 as of 2017, while in Gabon, the GDP per capita is $18,100 as of 2017.

be 16.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Gabon, that number is 28.0% as of 2015.

be 37.8% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Palau, 24.9% live below the poverty line as of 2006. In Gabon, however, that number is 34.3% as of 2015.

Life

have 2.3 times more children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Gabon, there are 26.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 12.3% less likely to be literate


In Palau, the literacy rate is 96.6% as of 2015. In Gabon, it is 84.7% as of 2018.

be 3.1 times more likely to die during infancy


In Palau, approximately 9.8 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 72.2% more likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Gabon, about 62.0% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 41.7% less coastline


Palau has a total of 1,519 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 Palau? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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