Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Bulgaria 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 Bulgaria, that number is 0.1% of people as of 2018.

live 6.8 years longer


In Ghana, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Bulgaria, that number is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.3 times more likely to be obese


In Ghana, 10.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Bulgaria, that number is 25.0% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 4.6 times more money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in Bulgaria, the GDP per capita is $21,800 as of 2017.

be 47.9% less likely to be unemployed


In Ghana, 11.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Bulgaria, that number is 6.2% as of 2017.

pay a 60.0% lower top tax rate


Ghana has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In Bulgaria, the top tax rate is 10.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 96.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ghana, approximately 308.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Bulgaria, 10.0 women do as of 2017.

be 28.5% more likely to be literate


In Ghana, the literacy rate is 76.6% as of 2015. In Bulgaria, it is 98.4% as of 2015.

be 74.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Ghana, approximately 32.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Bulgaria, on the other hand, 8.1 children do as of 2020.

have 72.0% fewer children


In Ghana, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Bulgaria, there are 8.3 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 Bulgaria, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 66.1% more likely to have internet access


In Ghana, approximately 39.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Bulgaria, about 64.8% 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 Bulgaria, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 13.9% more on education


Ghana spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Bulgaria spends 4.1% of total GDP on education as of 2013.

Geography

see 34.3% less coastline


Ghana has a total of 539 km of coastline. In Bulgaria, that number is 354 km.

Bulgaria: At a glance

Bulgaria is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 108,489 sq km. The Bulgars, a Central Asian Turkic tribe, merged with the local Slavic inhabitants in the late 7th century to form the first Bulgarian state. In succeeding centuries, Bulgaria struggled with the Byzantine Empire to assert its place in the Balkans, but by the end of the 14th century the country was overrun by the Ottoman Turks. Northern Bulgaria attained autonomy in 1878 and all of Bulgaria became independent from the Ottoman Empire in 1908. Having fought on the losing side in both World Wars, Bulgaria fell within the Soviet sphere of influence and became a People's Republic in 1946. Communist domination ended in 1990, when Bulgaria held its first multiparty election since World War II and began the contentious process of moving toward political democracy and a market economy while combating inflation, unemployment, corruption, and crime. The country joined NATO in 2004 and the EU in 2007.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, National Revenue Agency, Bulgaria, Ghana Revenue Authority.

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