Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Gabon instead of Virgin Islands, you would:

Health

live 27.3 years less


In Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women). In Gabon, that number is 52 years (52 years for men, 52 years for women).

Economy

make 48.1% less money


Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $37,000, while in Gabon, the GDP per capita is $19,200.

be 2.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In Virgin Islands, 10.4% of adults are unemployed. In Gabon, that number is 28.0%.

be 18.7% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Virgin Islands, 28.9% live below the poverty line. In Gabon, however, that number is 34.3%.

Life

have 2.7 times more children


In Virgin Islands, there are approximately 12.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Gabon, there are 34.2 babies per 1,000 people.

be 5.6 times more likely to die during infancy


In Virgin Islands, approximately 7.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Gabon, on the other hand, 44.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 12.2% less likely to have internet access


In Virgin Islands, approximately 54.8% of the population has internet access. In Gabon, about 48.1% do.

Geography

see 4.7 times more coastline


Virgin Islands has a total of 188 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 Virgin Islands? 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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