Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 62.4% less likely to be obese


In Australia, 29.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Ghana, that number is 10.9% of people as of 2016.

be 17.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Australia, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Ghana, that number is 1.7% of people as of 2018.

live 14.5 years less


In Australia, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 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

pay a 44.4% lower top tax rate


Australia has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In Ghana, the top tax rate is 25.0% as of 2016.

make 90.7% less money


Australia has a GDP per capita of $50,400 as of 2017, while in Ghana, the GDP per capita is $4,700 as of 2017.

be 2.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Australia, 5.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Ghana, that number is 11.9% as of 2015.

Life

have 2.4 times more children


In Australia, there are approximately 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Ghana, there are 29.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 51.3 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Australia, approximately 6.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ghana, 308.0 women do as of 2017.

be 10.4 times more likely to die during infancy


In Australia, approximately 3.1 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 20.7% less likely to have access to electricity


In Australia, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Ghana, 79% of the population do as of 2017.

be 54.9% less likely to have internet access


In Australia, approximately 86.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Ghana, about 39.0% do as of 2018.

be 10.1% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Australia, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Ghana, that number is 90% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 81% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 32.1% less on education


Australia spends 5.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Ghana spends 3.6% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 97.9% less coastline


Australia has a total of 25,760 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 Australia? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Australian Taxation Office, Ghana Revenue Authority.

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