Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Gambia, The instead of Yemen, you would:

Health

be 39.8% less likely to be obese


In Yemen, 17.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Gambia, The, that number is 10.3% of people as of 2016.

be 19.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Yemen, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Gambia, The, that number is 1.9% of people as of 2018.

live 1.1 years less


In Yemen, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020. In Gambia, The, that number is 66 years (64 years for men, 68 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 10.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Yemen, 54.0% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Gambia, The, however, that number is 48.4% as of 2010.

Life

be 3.6 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Yemen, approximately 164.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Gambia, The, 597.0 women do as of 2017.

be 27.5% less likely to be literate


In Yemen, the literacy rate is 70.1% as of 2015. In Gambia, The, it is 50.8% as of 2015.

be 31.0% more likely to die during infancy


In Yemen, approximately 41.9 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Gambia, The, on the other hand, 54.9 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 25.7% less likely to have internet access


In Yemen, approximately 26.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Gambia, The, about 19.8% do as of 2017.

Geography

see 95.8% less coastline


Yemen has a total of 1,906 km of coastline. In Gambia, The, that number is 80 km.

Gambia, The: At a glance

Gambia, The is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 10,120 sq km. The Gambia gained its independence from the UK in 1965. Geographically surrounded by Senegal, it formed a short-lived federation of Senegambia between 1982 and 1989. In 1991 the two nations signed a friendship and cooperation treaty, but tensions have flared up intermittently since then. Yahya JAMMEH led a military coup in 1994 that overthrew the president and banned political activity. A new constitution and presidential elections in 1996, followed by parliamentary balloting in 1997, completed a nominal return to civilian rule. JAMMEH has been elected president in all subsequent elections including most recently in late 2011.

How big is Gambia, The compared to Yemen? 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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