Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Ghana instead of Congo, Democratic Republic Of, you would:

Health

live 7.2 years longer


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, the average life expectancy is 61 years (59 years for men, 63 years for women) as of 2020. In Ghana, that number is 68 years (66 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.1 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 0.8% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Ghana, that number is 1.7% of people as of 2018.

be 62.7% more likely to be obese


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 6.7% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Ghana, that number is 10.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 5.9 times more money


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a GDP per capita of $800 as of 2017, while in Ghana, the GDP per capita is $4,700 as of 2017.

be 61.6% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 63.0% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Ghana, however, that number is 24.2% as of 2013.

Life

be 34.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 473.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ghana, 308.0 women do as of 2017.

be 50.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 64.5 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.

have 27.8% fewer children


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, there are approximately 41.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Ghana, there are 29.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 4.6 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 17% of people have electricity access (47% in urban areas, and 0% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Ghana, that number is 79% of people on average (90% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 4.5 times more likely to have internet access


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 8.6% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Ghana, about 39.0% do as of 2018.

be 62.9% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 55% of people have improved drinking water access (84% in urban areas, and 32% 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 2.4 times more on education


Congo, Democratic Republic Of spends 1.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Ghana spends 3.6% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 14.6 times more coastline


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a total of 37 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 Congo, Democratic Republic Of? 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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