Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Ghana instead of British Virgin Islands, you would:

Health

live 11.0 years less


In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (78 years for men, 81 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

make 86.3% less money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200 as of 2017, while in Ghana, the GDP per capita is $4,700 as of 2017.

be 4.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Ghana, that number is 11.9% as of 2015.

Life

have 2.7 times more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Ghana, there are 29.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 2.9 times more likely to die during infancy


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 11.0 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 10.6% less likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Ghana, about 39.0% do as of 2018.

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


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Ghana, 90% of people do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 12.5% more on education


British Virgin Islands spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Ghana spends 3.6% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 6.7 times more coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 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 British Virgin Islands? 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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