Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 51.1% less likely to be obese


In Germany, 22.3% of adults are obese. In Ghana, that number is 10.9% of people.

be 8.5 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Germany, 0.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Ghana, that number is 1.7% of people.

live 13.8 years less


In Germany, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women). In Ghana, that number is 67 years (64 years for men, 70 years for women).

Economy

spend 47.4% less on taxes


Germany has a top tax rate of 47.5%. In Ghana, the top tax rate is 25.0%.

make 90.7% less money


Germany has a GDP per capita of $50,400, while in Ghana, the GDP per capita is $4,700.

be 3.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Germany, 3.8% of adults are unemployed. In Ghana, that number is 11.9%.

be 44.9% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Germany, 16.7% live below the poverty line. In Ghana, however, that number is 24.2%.

Life

have 3.5 times more children


In Germany, there are approximately 8.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Ghana, there are 30.5 babies per 1,000 people.

be 53.2 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Germany, approximately 6.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Ghana, 319.0 women do.

be 10.4 times more likely to die during infancy


In Germany, approximately 3.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Ghana, on the other hand, 35.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 28.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Germany, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Ghana, 72% of the population do.

be 61.3% less likely to have internet access


In Germany, approximately 89.6% of the population has internet access. In Ghana, about 34.7% do.

be 11.3% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Germany, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas). In Ghana, that number is 89% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 84% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 68.1% less on healthcare


Germany spends 11.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Ghana, that number is 3.6% of GDP.

spend 26.5% more on education


Germany spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education. Ghana spends 6.2% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 77.4% less coastline


Germany has a total of 2,389 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 Germany? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt), Ghana Revenue Authority.

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