Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 88.2% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Ghana, 1.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Armenia, that number is 0.2% of people as of 2018.

live 7.4 years longer


In Ghana, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Armenia, that number is 76 years (72 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020.

be 85.3% more likely to be obese


In Ghana, 10.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Armenia, that number is 20.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 2.0 times more money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in Armenia, the GDP per capita is $9,500 as of 2017.

be 58.8% more likely to be unemployed


In Ghana, 11.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Armenia, that number is 18.9% as of 2017.

be 32.2% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Ghana, 24.2% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Armenia, however, that number is 32.0% as of 2013.

pay a 44.0% higher top tax rate


Ghana has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In Armenia, the top tax rate is 36.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 91.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ghana, approximately 308.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Armenia, 26.0 women do as of 2017.

be 30.2% more likely to be literate


In Ghana, the literacy rate is 76.6% as of 2015. In Armenia, it is 99.7% as of 2017.

be 64.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Ghana, approximately 32.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Armenia, on the other hand, 11.5 children do as of 2020.

have 59.8% fewer children


In Ghana, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Armenia, there are 11.9 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 Armenia, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 66.0% more likely to have internet access


In Ghana, approximately 39.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Armenia, about 64.7% do as of 2018.

be 11.2% 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 Armenia, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 25.0% less on education


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

Armenia: At a glance

Armenia is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 28,203 sq km. Armenia prides itself on being the first nation to formally adopt Christianity (early 4th century). Despite periods of autonomy, over the centuries Armenia came under the sway of various empires including the Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Persian, and Ottoman. During World War I in the western portion of Armenia, Ottoman Turkey instituted a policy of forced resettlement coupled with other harsh practices that resulted in at least 1 million Armenian deaths. The eastern area of Armenia was ceded by the Ottomans to Russia in 1828; this portion declared its independence in 1918, but was conquered by the Soviet Red Army in 1920. Armenian leaders remain preoccupied by the long conflict with Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh, a primarily Armenian-populated region, assigned to Soviet Azerbaijan in the 1920s by Moscow. Armenia and Azerbaijan began fighting over the area in 1988; the struggle escalated after both countries attained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. By May 1994, when a cease-fire took hold, ethnic Armenian forces held not only Nagorno-Karabakh but also a significant portion of Azerbaijan proper. The economies of both sides have been hurt by their inability to make substantial progress toward a peaceful resolution. Turkey closed the common border with Armenia in 1993 in support of Azerbaijan in its conflict with Armenia over control of Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding areas, further hampering Armenian economic growth. In 2009, senior Armenian leaders began pursuing rapprochement with Turkey, aiming to secure an opening of the border, but Turkey has not yet ratified the Protocols normalizing relations between the two countries. In September 2013, President SARGSIAN announced Armenia would join Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan as a member of the Eurasian Economic Union.

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The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ghana Revenue Authority, Tax Service of Republic of Armenia.

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