Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Bahrain 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 Bahrain, that number is 0.1% of people as of 2017.

live 11.2 years longer


In Ghana, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Bahrain, that number is 79 years (77 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.7 times more likely to be obese


In Ghana, 10.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Bahrain, that number is 29.8% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 10.4 times more money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in Bahrain, the GDP per capita is $49,000 as of 2017.

be 69.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Ghana, 11.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Bahrain, that number is 3.6% as of 2017.

Life

be 95.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ghana, approximately 308.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Bahrain, 14.0 women do as of 2017.

be 27.3% more likely to be literate


In Ghana, the literacy rate is 76.6% as of 2015. In Bahrain, it is 97.5% as of 2018.

be 74.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Ghana, approximately 32.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Bahrain, on the other hand, 8.3 children do as of 2020.

have 57.1% fewer children


In Ghana, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Bahrain, there are 12.7 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 Bahrain, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 2.5 times more likely to have internet access


In Ghana, approximately 39.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Bahrain, about 98.6% 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 as of 2017. In Bahrain, 100% of people do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 36.1% less on education


Ghana spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Bahrain spends 2.3% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 70.1% less coastline


Ghana has a total of 539 km of coastline. In Bahrain, that number is 161 km.

Bahrain: At a glance

Bahrain is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 760 sq km. In 1783, the Sunni Al-Khalifa family took power in Bahrain. In order to secure these holdings, it entered into a series of treaties with the UK during the 19th century that made Bahrain a British protectorate. The archipelago attained its independence in 1971. Facing declining oil reserves, Bahrain has turned to petroleum processing and refining and has become an international banking center. Bahrain's small size and central location among Gulf countries require it to play a delicate balancing act in foreign affairs among its larger neighbors. The Sunni-led government has struggled to manage relations with its large Shia-majority population. In early 2011, amid Arab uprisings elsewhere in the region, the Bahraini Government confronted similar protests at home with police and military action, including deploying Gulf Cooperation Council security forces to Bahrain. Sporadic clashes between demonstrators and security forces continue in Bahrain. Ongoing dissatisfaction with the political status quo has led to a broader discussion termed the Bahrain National Dialogue, a process that convenes members of the executive, parliament, and political societies in an attempt to reach a political agreement.

How big is Bahrain 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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