Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 76.5% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Ghana, 1.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Argentina, that number is 0.4% of people as of 2018.

live 9.6 years longer


In Ghana, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Argentina, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.6 times more likely to be obese


In Ghana, 10.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Argentina, that number is 28.3% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 4.4 times more money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in Argentina, the GDP per capita is $20,900 as of 2017.

be 29.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Ghana, 11.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Argentina, that number is 8.4% as of 2017.

pay a 40.0% higher top tax rate


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

Life

be 87.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ghana, approximately 308.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Argentina, 39.0 women do as of 2017.

be 29.2% more likely to be literate


In Ghana, the literacy rate is 76.6% as of 2015. In Argentina, it is 99.0% as of 2018.

be 72.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Ghana, approximately 32.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Argentina, on the other hand, 9.0 children do as of 2020.

have 45.9% fewer children


In Ghana, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Argentina, there are 16.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 26.1% more likely to have access to electricity


In Ghana, approximately 79% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Argentina, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 90.5% more likely to have internet access


In Ghana, approximately 39.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Argentina, about 74.3% do as of 2018.

be 10.2% more 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 Argentina, that number is 99% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2015.

Expenditures

spend 52.8% more on education


Ghana spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Argentina spends 5.5% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 9.3 times more coastline


Ghana has a total of 539 km of coastline. In Argentina, that number is 4,989 km.

Argentina: At a glance

Argentina is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 2,736,690 sq km. In 1816, the United Provinces of the Rio Plata declared their independence from Spain. After Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay went their separate ways, the area that remained became Argentina. The country's population and culture were heavily shaped by immigrants from throughout Europe, with Italy and Spain providing the largest percentage of newcomers from 1860 to 1930. Up until about the mid-20th century, much of Argentina's history was dominated by periods of internal political conflict between Federalists and Unitarians and between civilian and military factions. After World War II, an era of Peronist populism and direct and indirect military interference in subsequent governments was followed by a military junta that took power in 1976. Democracy returned in 1983 after a failed bid to seize the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) by force, and has persisted despite numerous challenges, the most formidable of which was a severe economic crisis in 2001-02 that led to violent public protests and the successive resignations of several presidents. In January 2013, Argentina assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2013-14 term.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ghana Revenue Authority, Federal Administration of Public Revenue.

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