Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 63.9% less likely to be obese


In Fiji, 30.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Ghana, that number is 10.9% of people as of 2016.

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


In Fiji, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2016. In Ghana, that number is 1.7% of people as of 2018.

live 5.5 years less


In Fiji, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 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 21.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Fiji, 31.0% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Ghana, however, that number is 24.2% as of 2013.

make 52.0% less money


Fiji has a GDP per capita of $9,800 as of 2017, while in Ghana, the GDP per capita is $4,700 as of 2017.

be 2.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Fiji, 4.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Ghana, that number is 11.9% as of 2015.

pay a 25.0% higher top tax rate


Fiji has a top tax rate of 20.0% as of 2016. In Ghana, the top tax rate is 25.0% as of 2016.

Life

have 70.1% more children


In Fiji, there are approximately 17.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Ghana, there are 29.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 9.1 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Fiji, approximately 34.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ghana, 308.0 women do as of 2017.

be 22.7% less likely to be literate


In Fiji, the literacy rate is 99.1% as of 2018. In Ghana, it is 76.6% as of 2015.

be 3.6 times more likely to die during infancy


In Fiji, approximately 8.8 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 19.6% less likely to have access to electricity


In Fiji, approximately 99% of people have electricity access (99% in urban areas, and 98% 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 22.0% less likely to have internet access


In Fiji, approximately 50.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Ghana, about 39.0% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 52.3% less coastline


Fiji has a total of 1,129 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 Fiji? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ghana Revenue Authority, Fiji Revenue & Customs Authority.

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