Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 82.4% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Ghana, 1.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Bolivia, that number is 0.3% of people as of 2018.

live 2.2 years longer


In Ghana, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Bolivia, that number is 70 years (68 years for men, 73 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 Bolivia, that number is 20.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 61.7% more money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in Bolivia, the GDP per capita is $7,600 as of 2017.

be 66.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Ghana, 11.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Bolivia, that number is 4.0% as of 2017.

pay a 48.0% lower top tax rate


Ghana has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In Bolivia, the top tax rate is 13.0% as of 2016.

be 59.5% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Ghana, 24.2% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Bolivia, however, that number is 38.6% as of 2015.

Life

be 49.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ghana, approximately 308.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Bolivia, 155.0 women do as of 2017.

be 20.8% more likely to be literate


In Ghana, the literacy rate is 76.6% as of 2015. In Bolivia, it is 92.5% as of 2015.

have 29.7% fewer children


In Ghana, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Bolivia, there are 20.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 17.3% 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 Bolivia, that number is 93% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 79% in rural areas) as of 2013.

be 12.4% more likely to have internet access


In Ghana, approximately 39.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Bolivia, about 43.8% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 2.0 times more on education


Ghana spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Bolivia spends 7.3% of total GDP on education as of 2014.

Bolivia: At a glance

Bolivia is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 1,083,301 sq km. Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon BOLIVAR, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825; much of its subsequent history has consisted of a series of nearly 200 coups and countercoups. Democratic civilian rule was established in 1982, but leaders have faced difficult problems of deep-seated poverty, social unrest, and illegal drug production. In December 2005, Bolivians elected Movement Toward Socialism leader Evo MORALES president - by the widest margin of any leader since the restoration of civilian rule in 1982 - after he ran on a promise to change the country's traditional political class and empower the nation's poor, indigenous majority. In December 2009, President MORALES easily won reelection, and his party took control of the legislative branch of the government, which will allow him to continue his process of change. In October 2011, the country held its first judicial elections to select judges for the four highest courts.

How big is Bolivia 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, Autoridad de Impugnación Tributaria (AIT), Bolivia.

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