Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

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


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

live 6.4 years less


In Bangladesh, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women). In Ghana, that number is 67 years (64 years for men, 70 years for women).

be 3.0 times more likely to be obese


In Bangladesh, 3.6% of adults are obese. In Ghana, that number is 10.9% of people.

Economy

make 11.9% more money


Bangladesh has a GDP per capita of $4,200, while in Ghana, the GDP per capita is $4,700.

spend 16.7% less on taxes


Bangladesh has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Ghana, the top tax rate is 25.0%.

be 3.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Bangladesh, 4.0% of adults are unemployed. In Ghana, that number is 11.9%.

Life

have 62.2% more children


In Bangladesh, there are approximately 18.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Ghana, there are 30.5 babies per 1,000 people.

be 81.2% more likely to die during childbirth


In Bangladesh, approximately 176.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Ghana, 319.0 women do.

be 11.0% more likely to die during infancy


In Bangladesh, approximately 31.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Ghana, on the other hand, 35.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 20.0% more likely to have access to electricity


In Bangladesh, 60% of people have electricity access (90% in urban areas, and 49% in rural areas). In Ghana, that number is 72% of people on average (92% in urban areas, and 50% in rural areas).

be 90.7% more likely to have internet access


In Bangladesh, approximately 18.2% of the population has internet access. In Ghana, about 34.7% do.

Expenditures

spend 2.5 times more on education


Bangladesh spends 2.5% of its total GDP on education. Ghana spends 6.2% of total GDP on education.

spend 28.6% more on healthcare


Bangladesh spends 2.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Ghana, that number is 3.6% of GDP.

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 Bangladesh? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ghana Revenue Authority, National Board of Revenue (NBR), Bangladesh.

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