Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 46.0% less likely to be obese


In Bolivia, 20.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Ghana, that number is 10.9% of people as of 2016.

be 5.7 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Bolivia, 0.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Ghana, that number is 1.7% of people as of 2018.

live 2.2 years less


In Bolivia, the average life expectancy is 70 years (68 years for men, 73 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

be 37.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Bolivia, 38.6% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Ghana, however, that number is 24.2% as of 2013.

make 38.2% less money


Bolivia has a GDP per capita of $7,600 as of 2017, while in Ghana, the GDP per capita is $4,700 as of 2017.

be 3.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Bolivia, 4.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Ghana, that number is 11.9% as of 2015.

pay a 92.3% higher top tax rate


Bolivia has a top tax rate of 13.0% as of 2016. In Ghana, the top tax rate is 25.0% as of 2016.

Life

have 42.3% more children


In Bolivia, there are approximately 20.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Ghana, there are 29.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 98.7% more likely to die during childbirth


In Bolivia, approximately 155.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ghana, 308.0 women do as of 2017.

be 17.2% less likely to be literate


In Bolivia, the literacy rate is 92.5% as of 2015. In Ghana, it is 76.6% as of 2015.

Basic Needs

be 14.7% less likely to have access to electricity


In Bolivia, approximately 93% of people have electricity access (99% in urban areas, and 79% in rural areas) as of 2013. In Ghana, that number is 79% of people on average (90% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 11.0% less likely to have internet access


In Bolivia, approximately 43.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Ghana, about 39.0% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 50.7% less on education


Bolivia spends 7.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2014. Ghana spends 3.6% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

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 Bolivia? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ghana Revenue Authority, Autoridad de Impugnación Tributaria (AIT), Bolivia.

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