Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Ghana instead of Bahamas, The, you would:


be 65.5% less likely to be obese

In Bahamas, The, 31.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Ghana, that number is 10.9% of people as of 2016.

live 5.1 years less

In Bahamas, The, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2020. In Ghana, that number is 68 years (66 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020.


make 85.5% less money

Bahamas, The has a GDP per capita of $32,400 as of 2017, while in Ghana, the GDP per capita is $4,700 as of 2017.

be 17.8% more likely to be unemployed

In Bahamas, The, 10.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Ghana, that number is 11.9% as of 2015.

be 2.6 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Bahamas, The, 9.3% live below the poverty line as of 2010. In Ghana, however, that number is 24.2% as of 2013.


have 100.0% more children

In Bahamas, The, there are approximately 14.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Ghana, there are 29.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 4.4 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Bahamas, The, approximately 70.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ghana, 308.0 women do as of 2017.

be 3.0 times more likely to die during infancy

In Bahamas, The, approximately 10.6 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 Bahamas, The, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Ghana, 79% of the population do as of 2017.

be 54.1% less likely to have internet access

In Bahamas, The, approximately 85.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Ghana, about 39.0% do as of 2018.


see 84.8% less coastline

Bahamas, The has a total of 3,542 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 Bahamas, The? 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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