Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Ghana instead of Argentina, you would:


be 61.5% less likely to be obese

In Argentina, 28.3% of adults are obese. In Ghana, that number is 10.9% of people.

be 4.2 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Argentina, 0.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Ghana, that number is 1.7% of people.

live 10.3 years less

In Argentina, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women). In Ghana, that number is 67 years (64 years for men, 70 years for women).


spend 28.6% less on taxes

Argentina has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Ghana, the top tax rate is 25.0%.

make 77.5% less money

Argentina has a GDP per capita of $20,900, while in Ghana, the GDP per capita is $4,700.

be 46.9% more likely to be unemployed

In Argentina, 8.1% of adults are unemployed. In Ghana, that number is 11.9%.


have 82.6% more children

In Argentina, there are approximately 16.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Ghana, there are 30.5 babies per 1,000 people.

be 6.1 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Argentina, approximately 52.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Ghana, 319.0 women do.

be 21.9% less likely to be literate

In Argentina, the literacy rate is 98.1%. In Ghana, it is 76.6%.

be 3.6 times more likely to die during infancy

In Argentina, approximately 9.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Ghana, on the other hand, 35.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 25.3% less likely to have access to electricity

In Argentina, 96% of people have electricity access (99% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas). In Ghana, that number is 72% of people on average (92% in urban areas, and 50% in rural areas).

be 50.6% less likely to have internet access

In Argentina, approximately 70.2% of the population has internet access. In Ghana, about 34.7% do.

be 10.5% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Argentina, approximately 99% of people have improved drinking water access (99% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas). In Ghana, that number is 89% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 84% in rural areas).


spend 25.0% less on healthcare

Argentina spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Ghana, that number is 3.6% of GDP.


see 89.2% less coastline

Argentina has a total of 4,989 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 Argentina? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ghana Revenue Authority, Federal Administration of Public Revenue.


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