Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 46.2% less likely to be obese


In Uruguay, 27.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Gabon, that number is 15.0% of people as of 2016.

be 6.3 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Uruguay, 0.6% 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 Uruguay, 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 19.2% less money


Uruguay has a GDP per capita of $22,400 as of 2017, while in Gabon, the GDP per capita is $18,100 as of 2017.

be 3.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In Uruguay, 7.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Gabon, that number is 28.0% as of 2015.

be 3.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Uruguay, 9.7% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Gabon, however, that number is 34.3% as of 2015.

pay a 16.7% higher top tax rate


Uruguay has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Gabon, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.

Life

have 2.0 times more children


In Uruguay, there are approximately 12.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Gabon, there are 26.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 14.8 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Uruguay, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Gabon, 252.0 women do as of 2017.

be 14.2% less likely to be literate


In Uruguay, the literacy rate is 98.7% as of 2018. In Gabon, it is 84.7% as of 2018.

be 3.9 times more likely to die during infancy


In Uruguay, approximately 7.8 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.

Expenditures

spend 44.9% less on education


Uruguay spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Gabon spends 2.7% of total GDP on education as of 2014.

Geography

see 34.1% more coastline


Uruguay has a total of 660 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 Uruguay? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, General Direction of Taxes, Dirección General Impositiva.

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