Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.1 years longer


In Yemen, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 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 12.3% less likely to be obese


In Yemen, 17.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Gabon, that number is 15.0% of people as of 2016.

be 38.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Yemen, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Gabon, that number is 3.8% of people as of 2018.

Economy

make 7.2 times more money


Yemen has a GDP per capita of $2,500 as of 2017, while in Gabon, the GDP per capita is $18,100 as of 2017.

be 36.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Yemen, 54.0% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Gabon, however, that number is 34.3% as of 2015.

pay a 2.3 times higher top tax rate


Yemen has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Gabon, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 20.8% more likely to be literate


In Yemen, the literacy rate is 70.1% as of 2015. In Gabon, it is 84.7% as of 2018.

be 27.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Yemen, approximately 41.9 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.

be 53.7% more likely to die during childbirth


In Yemen, approximately 164.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Gabon, 252.0 women do as of 2017.

Basic Needs

be 94.5% more likely to have access to electricity


In Yemen, approximately 47% of people have electricity access (72% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Gabon, that number is 91% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 55% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 2.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Yemen, approximately 26.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Gabon, about 62.0% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 53.6% less coastline


Yemen has a total of 1,906 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 Yemen? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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