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
In United States, citizens pay a top marginal tax rate (the highest tax rate you can pay) of 39.6%. In Ghana, the top marginal tax rate is 25%.
Category: United States vs. Ghana - Tax Rate
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 above were calculated using The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, and Ghana Revenue Authority.
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.Compare Ghana to another country