Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 70.9% less likely to be obese


In Tuvalu, 51.6% of adults are obese. In Gabon, that number is 15.0% of people.

live 14.8 years less


In Tuvalu, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women). In Gabon, that number is 52 years (52 years for men, 52 years for women).

Economy

make 5.1 times more money


Tuvalu has a GDP per capita of $3,800, while in Gabon, the GDP per capita is $19,200.

be 30.4% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Tuvalu, 26.3% live below the poverty line. In Gabon, however, that number is 34.3%.

Life

have 44.3% more children


In Tuvalu, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Gabon, there are 34.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 52.1% more likely to die during infancy


In Tuvalu, approximately 29.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Gabon, on the other hand, 44.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 97.8% more likely to have access to electricity


In Tuvalu, 45% of people have electricity access (57% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas). In Gabon, that number is 89% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 38% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 79.4% less on healthcare


Tuvalu spends 16.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Gabon, that number is 3.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 36.9 times more coastline


Tuvalu has a total of 24 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 Tuvalu? 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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