Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 24.8% less likely to be obese


In Ghana, 10.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Angola, that number is 8.2% of people as of 2016.

be 17.6% more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Ghana, 1.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Angola, that number is 2.0% of people as of 2018.

live 6.9 years less


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

Economy

make 44.7% more money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in Angola, the GDP per capita is $6,800 as of 2017.

be 44.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Ghana, 11.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Angola, that number is 6.6% as of 2016.

pay a 32.0% lower top tax rate


Ghana has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In Angola, the top tax rate is 17.0% as of 2016.

be 51.2% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Ghana, 24.2% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Angola, however, that number is 36.6% as of 2008.

Life

be 21.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ghana, approximately 308.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Angola, 241.0 women do as of 2017.

have 44.3% more children


In Ghana, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Angola, there are 42.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 94.1% more likely to die during infancy


In Ghana, approximately 32.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Angola, on the other hand, 62.3 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 48.9% less likely to have access to electricity


In Ghana, approximately 79% of people have electricity access (90% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Angola, that number is 40% of people on average (71% in urban areas, and 16% in rural areas) as of 2013.

be 63.2% less likely to have internet access


In Ghana, approximately 39.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Angola, about 14.3% do as of 2018.

be 26.8% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Ghana, approximately 90% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 81% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Angola, that number is 66% of people on average (82% in urban areas, and 37% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 3.0 times more coastline


Ghana has a total of 539 km of coastline. In Angola, that number is 1,600 km.

Angola: At a glance

Angola is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 1,246,700 sq km. Angola is still rebuilding its country since the end of a 27-year civil war in 2002. Fighting between the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), led by Jose Eduardo DOS SANTOS, and the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), led by Jonas SAVIMBI, followed independence from Portugal in 1975. Peace seemed imminent in 1992 when Angola held national elections, but fighting picked up again in 1993. Up to 1.5 million lives may have been lost - and 4 million people displaced - during the more than a quarter century of fighting. SAVIMBI's death in 2002 ended UNITA's insurgency and cemented the MPLA's hold on power. President DOS SANTOS pushed through a new constitution in 2010; elections held in 2012 saw him installed as president.

How big is Angola compared to Ghana? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Direcção Nacional dos Impostos, Ministério das Finanças, The World Factbook, Ghana Revenue Authority.

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