Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Ghana instead of Equatorial Guinea, you would:

Health

be 76.1% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Equatorial Guinea, 7.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Ghana, that number is 1.7% of people as of 2018.

live 2.5 years longer


In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 67 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 36.3% more likely to be obese


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Ghana, that number is 10.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 45.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Equatorial Guinea, 44.0% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Ghana, however, that number is 24.2% as of 2013.

pay a 28.6% lower top tax rate


Equatorial Guinea has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Ghana, the top tax rate is 25.0% as of 2016.

make 87.4% less money


Equatorial Guinea has a GDP per capita of $37,400 as of 2017, while in Ghana, the GDP per capita is $4,700 as of 2017.

be 38.4% more likely to be unemployed


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Ghana, that number is 11.9% as of 2015.

Life

be 46.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 59.7 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.

be 19.6% less likely to be literate


In Equatorial Guinea, the literacy rate is 95.3% as of 2015. In Ghana, it is 76.6% as of 2015.

Basic Needs

be 16.8% more likely to have access to electricity


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 68% of people have electricity access (91% in urban areas, and 53% in rural areas) as of 2016. In Ghana, that number is 79% of people on average (90% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 48.6% more likely to have internet access


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 26.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Ghana, about 39.0% do as of 2018.

be 33.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 68% of people have improved drinking water access (82% 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.

Geography

see 82.1% more coastline


Equatorial Guinea has a total of 296 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 Equatorial Guinea? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Ghana Revenue Authority.

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