Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Antigua and Barbuda instead of Ghana, you would:

Health

be 35.3% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Ghana, 1.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 1.1% of people as of 2018.

live 9.1 years longer


In Ghana, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

be 73.4% more likely to be obese


In Ghana, 10.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 18.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 5.6 times more money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in Antigua and Barbuda, the GDP per capita is $26,400 as of 2017.

Life

be 29.2% more likely to be literate


In Ghana, the literacy rate is 76.6% as of 2015. In Antigua and Barbuda, it is 99.0% as of 2015.

be 65.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Ghana, approximately 32.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Antigua and Barbuda, on the other hand, 11.1 children do as of 2020.

have 48.0% fewer children


In Ghana, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Antigua and Barbuda, there are 15.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 22.8% more 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 Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 97% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas) as of 2012.

be 94.9% more likely to have internet access


In Ghana, approximately 39.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Antigua and Barbuda, about 76.0% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 30.6% less on education


Ghana spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Antigua and Barbuda spends 2.5% of total GDP on education as of 2009.

Geography

see 71.6% less coastline


Ghana has a total of 539 km of coastline. In Antigua and Barbuda, that number is 153 km.

Antigua and Barbuda: At a glance

Antigua and Barbuda is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 442 sq km. The Siboney were the first people to inhabit the islands of Antigua and Barbuda in 2400 B.C., but Arawak Indians populated the islands when COLUMBUS landed on his second voyage in 1493. Early Spanish and French settlements were succeeded by an English colony in 1667. Slavery, established to run the sugar plantations on Antigua, was abolished in 1834. The islands became an independent state within the British Commonwealth of Nations in 1981.

How big is Antigua and Barbuda compared to Ghana? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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