Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Gabon instead of Wallis and Futuna, you would:

Health

live 11.2 years less


In Wallis and Futuna, the average life expectancy is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 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 4.8 times more money


Wallis and Futuna has a GDP per capita of $3,800 as of 2004, while in Gabon, the GDP per capita is $18,100 as of 2017.

be 3.2 times more likely to be unemployed


In Wallis and Futuna, 8.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2013. In Gabon, that number is 28.0% as of 2015.

Life

have 2.1 times more children


In Wallis and Futuna, there are approximately 12.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Gabon, there are 26.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 7.2 times more likely to die during infancy


In Wallis and Futuna, approximately 4.2 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.

Basic Needs

be 2.8 times more likely to have internet access


In Wallis and Futuna, approximately 22.1% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Gabon, about 62.0% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 6.9 times more coastline


Wallis and Futuna has a total of 129 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 Wallis and Futuna? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

question_answer HAVE A QUESTION? ASK THE COMMUNITY

Join the Elsewhere community and ask a question about Gabon. It's a free, question-and-answer based forum to discuss what life is like in countries and cities around the world.

Share this