Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 14.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Tajikistan, 0.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Gabon, that number is 4.2% of people.

live 16.0 years less


In Tajikistan, the average life expectancy is 68 years (65 years for men, 71 years for women). In Gabon, that number is 52 years (52 years for men, 52 years for women).

Economy

make 6.0 times more money


Tajikistan has a GDP per capita of $3,200, while in Gabon, the GDP per capita is $19,200.

be 11.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In Tajikistan, 2.4% of adults are unemployed. In Gabon, that number is 28.0%.

spend 2.7 times more on taxes


Tajikistan has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In Gabon, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

Life

have 46.8% more children


In Tajikistan, there are approximately 23.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Gabon, there are 34.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 9.1 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Tajikistan, approximately 32.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Gabon, 291.0 women do.

be 16.6% less likely to be literate


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

be 38.7% more likely to die during infancy


In Tajikistan, approximately 31.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Gabon, on the other hand, 44.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 2.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Tajikistan, approximately 20.5% of the population has internet access. In Gabon, about 48.1% do.

be 26.3% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Tajikistan, approximately 74% of people have improved drinking water access (93% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas). In Gabon, that number is 93% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas).

be 11.0% less likely to have access to electricity


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

Expenditures

spend 48.1% less on education


Tajikistan spends 5.2% of its total GDP on education. Gabon spends 2.7% of total GDP on education.

spend 50.7% less on healthcare


Tajikistan spends 6.9% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Gabon, that number is 3.4% of GDP.

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 Tajikistan? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: National Center of Legislation under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, The World Factbook, General Direction of Taxes.

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