Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 26.1% less likely to be obese


In Paraguay, 20.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Gabon, that number is 15.0% of people as of 2016.

be 7.6 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Paraguay, 0.5% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Gabon, that number is 3.8% of people as of 2018.

live 8.9 years less


In Paraguay, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 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 41.4% more money


Paraguay has a GDP per capita of $12,800 as of 2017, while in Gabon, the GDP per capita is $18,100 as of 2017.

be 4.9 times more likely to be unemployed


In Paraguay, 5.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Gabon, that number is 28.0% as of 2015.

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


In Paraguay, 22.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Gabon, however, that number is 34.3% as of 2015.

Life

have 58.4% more children


In Paraguay, there are approximately 16.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Gabon, there are 26.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 3.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Paraguay, approximately 84.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Gabon, 252.0 women do as of 2017.

be 79.9% more likely to die during infancy


In Paraguay, approximately 16.9 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.

Expenditures

spend 20.6% less on education


Paraguay spends 3.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Gabon spends 2.7% of total GDP on education as of 2014.

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 Paraguay? 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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