Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 3.5 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Thailand, 1.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Gabon, that number is 3.8% of people as of 2018.

live 6.6 years less


In Thailand, the average life expectancy is 76 years (72 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.

be 50.0% more likely to be obese


In Thailand, 10.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Gabon, that number is 15.0% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 40.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Thailand, 0.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Gabon, that number is 28.0% as of 2015.

be 4.8 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Thailand, 7.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Gabon, however, that number is 34.3% as of 2015.

Life

have 2.5 times more children


In Thailand, there are approximately 10.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Gabon, there are 26.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 6.8 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Thailand, approximately 37.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Gabon, 252.0 women do as of 2017.

be 3.5 times more likely to die during infancy


In Thailand, approximately 8.6 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 34.1% less on education


Thailand spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Gabon spends 2.7% of total GDP on education as of 2014.

Geography

see 72.5% less coastline


Thailand has a total of 3,219 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 Thailand? 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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