Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 94.1% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Ghana, 1.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Azerbaijan, that number is 0.1% of people as of 2017.

live 5.4 years longer


In Ghana, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Azerbaijan, that number is 74 years (70 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020.

be 82.6% more likely to be obese


In Ghana, 10.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Azerbaijan, that number is 19.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 3.7 times more money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in Azerbaijan, the GDP per capita is $17,500 as of 2017.

be 58.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Ghana, 11.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Azerbaijan, that number is 5.0% as of 2017.

be 79.8% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Ghana, 24.2% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Azerbaijan, however, that number is 4.9% as of 2015.

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 Azerbaijan, 26.0 women do as of 2017.

be 30.3% more likely to be literate


In Ghana, the literacy rate is 76.6% as of 2015. In Azerbaijan, it is 99.8% as of 2017.

be 33.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Ghana, approximately 32.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Azerbaijan, on the other hand, 21.3 children do as of 2020.

have 51.0% fewer children


In Ghana, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Azerbaijan, there are 14.5 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 Azerbaijan, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 2.0 times more likely to have internet access


In Ghana, approximately 39.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Azerbaijan, about 79.8% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 30.6% less on education


Ghana spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Azerbaijan spends 2.5% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Azerbaijan: At a glance

Azerbaijan is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 82,629 sq km. Azerbaijan - a nation with a majority-Turkic and majority-Shia Muslim population - was briefly independent (from 1918 to 1920) following the collapse of the Russian Empire; it was subsequently incorporated into the Soviet Union for seven decades. Azerbaijan has yet to resolve its conflict with Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh, a primarily Armenian-populated region that Moscow recognized in 1923 as an autonomous republic within Soviet Azerbaijan after Armenia and Azerbaijan disputed the territory's status. 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 seven surrounding provinces in the territory of Azerbaijan. The OSCE Minsk Group, co-chaired by the United States, France, and Russia, is the framework established to mediate a peaceful resolution of the conflict. Corruption in the country is widespread, and the government, which eliminated presidential term limits in a 2009 referendum, has been accused of authoritarianism. Although the poverty rate has been reduced and infrastructure investment has increased substantially in recent years due to revenue from oil and gas production, reforms have not adequately addressed weaknesses in most government institutions, particularly in the education and health sectors.

How big is Azerbaijan 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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