United States compared to Ghana

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If you moved to Ghana from United States, you would..


make 92.3% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Ghana Ghana ($4,400 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Ghana, the GDP per capita is $4,400.
Category: United States vs. Ghana - GDP Per Capita

live 13.2 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Ghana Ghana (66.6 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Ghana, the average life expectancy is 66.6 years.
Category: United States vs. Ghana - Life Expectancy

consume 97.2% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita)
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Ghana Ghana (341 kWh per capita)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Ghana, that number is 341 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Ghana - Electricity Consumption

have 2.5 times more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people)
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Ghana Ghana (30.8 babies per 1,000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Ghana, that number is 30.8 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Ghana - Birth Rate

be 60.3% more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people)
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Ghana Ghana (24.2% of people)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Ghana, that number is 24.2% of people.
Category: United States vs. Ghana - Poverty Line

be 10.6% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


United States United States (99.2% of people)
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Ghana Ghana (88.7% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Ghana, 88.7% of people do.
Category: United States vs. Ghana - Access to Drinking Water

be 6.3 times more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Ghana Ghana (36.3 per 1,000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 5.8 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Ghana, on the other hand, 36.3 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Ghana - Infant Mortality

be 10.6% more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people)
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Ghana Ghana (5.2% of people)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Ghana, that number is 5.2% of people.
Category: United States vs. Ghana - Unemployment

see 97.3% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Ghana Ghana (539 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Ghana, that number is 539 km.
Category: United States vs. Ghana - Coastline

The statistics on this page are calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2017 data).


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A brief history of Ghana

Ghana is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 238,533 sq km. Formed from the merger of the British colony of the Gold Coast and the Togoland trust territory, Ghana in 1957 became the first sub-Saharan country in colonial Africa to gain its independence. Ghana endured a long series of coups before Lt. Jerry RAWLINGS took power in 1981 and banned political parties. After approving a new constitution and restoring multiparty politics in 1992, RAWLINGS won presidential elections in 1992 and 1996 but was constitutionally prevented from running for a third term in 2000. John KUFUOR succeeded him and was reelected in 2004. John Atta MILLS won the 2008 presidential election and took over as head of state, but he died in July 2012 and was constitutionally succeeded by his vice president John Dramani MAHAMA, who subsequently won the December 2012 presidential election.

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