Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 70.6% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Ghana, 1.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Brazil, that number is 0.5% of people as of 2018.

live 6.5 years longer


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

be 2.0 times more likely to be obese


In Ghana, 10.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Brazil, that number is 22.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 3.3 times more money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in Brazil, the GDP per capita is $15,600 as of 2017.

be 82.6% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Ghana, 24.2% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Brazil, however, that number is 4.2% as of 2016.

pay a 10.0% higher top tax rate


Ghana has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In Brazil, the top tax rate is 27.5% as of 2016.

Life

be 80.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ghana, approximately 308.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Brazil, 60.0 women do as of 2017.

be 21.7% more likely to be literate


In Ghana, the literacy rate is 76.6% as of 2015. In Brazil, it is 93.2% as of 2018.

be 50.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Ghana, approximately 32.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Brazil, on the other hand, 15.9 children do as of 2020.

have 54.1% fewer children


In Ghana, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Brazil, there are 13.6 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 Brazil, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 53.1% more likely to have internet access


In Ghana, approximately 39.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Brazil, about 59.7% do as of 2016.

Expenditures

spend 72.2% more on education


Ghana spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Brazil spends 6.2% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

see 13.9 times more coastline


Ghana has a total of 539 km of coastline. In Brazil, that number is 7,491 km.

Brazil: At a glance

Brazil is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 8,358,140 sq km. Following more than three centuries under Portuguese rule, Brazil gained its independence in 1822, maintaining a monarchical system of government until the abolition of slavery in 1888 and the subsequent proclamation of a republic by the military in 1889. Brazilian coffee exporters politically dominated the country until populist leader Getulio VARGAS rose to power in 1930. By far the largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil underwent more than a half century of populist and military government until 1985, when the military regime peacefully ceded power to civilian rulers. Brazil continues to pursue industrial and agricultural growth and development of its interior. Exploiting vast natural resources and a large labor pool, it is today South America's leading economic power and a regional leader, one of the first in the area to begin an economic recovery. High income inequality and crime remain pressing problems, as well as recent years' slow down in economic growth.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Secretaria da Receita Federal do Brasil, The World Factbook, Ghana Revenue Authority.

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