Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 55.3% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Gabon, 3.8% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Ghana, that number is 1.7% of people as of 2018.

be 27.3% less likely to be obese


In Gabon, 15.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Ghana, that number is 10.9% of people as of 2016.

live 0.8 years less


In Gabon, the average life expectancy is 69 years (67 years for men, 71 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 57.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Gabon, 28.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Ghana, that number is 11.9% as of 2015.

be 29.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Gabon, 34.3% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Ghana, however, that number is 24.2% as of 2013.

pay a 28.6% lower top tax rate


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

make 74.0% less money


Gabon has a GDP per capita of $18,100 as of 2017, while in Ghana, the GDP per capita is $4,700 as of 2017.

Life

have 12.5% more children


In Gabon, there are approximately 26.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Ghana, there are 29.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 22.2% more likely to die during childbirth


In Gabon, approximately 252.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ghana, 308.0 women do as of 2017.

Basic Needs

be 13.2% less likely to have access to electricity


In Gabon, approximately 91% of people have electricity access (97% in urban areas, and 55% 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 37.1% less likely to have internet access


In Gabon, approximately 62.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Ghana, about 39.0% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 33.3% more on education


Gabon spends 2.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2014. Ghana spends 3.6% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 39.1% less coastline


Gabon has a total of 885 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 Gabon? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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