Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Ghana instead of Antigua and Barbuda, you would:

Health

be 42.3% less likely to be obese


In Antigua and Barbuda, 18.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Ghana, that number is 10.9% of people as of 2016.

be 54.5% more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Antigua and Barbuda, 1.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Ghana, that number is 1.7% of people as of 2018.

live 9.1 years less


In Antigua and Barbuda, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020. In Ghana, that number is 68 years (66 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 82.2% less money


Antigua and Barbuda has a GDP per capita of $26,400 as of 2017, while in Ghana, the GDP per capita is $4,700 as of 2017.

Life

have 92.2% more children


In Antigua and Barbuda, there are approximately 15.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Ghana, there are 29.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 22.6% less likely to be literate


In Antigua and Barbuda, the literacy rate is 99.0% as of 2015. In Ghana, it is 76.6% as of 2015.

be 2.9 times more likely to die during infancy


In Antigua and Barbuda, approximately 11.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Ghana, on the other hand, 32.1 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 18.6% less likely to have access to electricity


In Antigua and Barbuda, approximately 97% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas) as of 2012. In Ghana, that number is 79% of people on average (90% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 48.7% less likely to have internet access


In Antigua and Barbuda, approximately 76.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Ghana, about 39.0% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 44.0% more on education


Antigua and Barbuda spends 2.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2009. Ghana spends 3.6% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 3.5 times more coastline


Antigua and Barbuda has a total of 153 km of coastline. In Ghana, that number is 539 km.

Ghana: At a glance

Ghana is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 227,533 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.

How big is Ghana compared to Antigua and Barbuda? 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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