Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 2.1 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Ghana, 1.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Cameroon, that number is 3.6% of people as of 2018.

live 5.9 years less


In Ghana, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Cameroon, that number is 62 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 63.9% less likely to be unemployed


In Ghana, 11.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Cameroon, that number is 4.3% as of 2014.

make 21.3% less money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in Cameroon, the GDP per capita is $3,700 as of 2017.

be 24.0% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Ghana, 24.2% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Cameroon, however, that number is 30.0% as of 2001.

pay a 40.0% higher top tax rate


Ghana has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In Cameroon, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.

Life

have 22.6% more children


In Ghana, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Cameroon, there are 36.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 71.8% more likely to die during childbirth


In Ghana, approximately 308.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Cameroon, 529.0 women do as of 2017.

be 60.4% more likely to die during infancy


In Ghana, approximately 32.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Cameroon, on the other hand, 51.5 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 24.2% less 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 Cameroon, that number is 60% of people on average (92% in urban areas, and 21% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 40.5% less likely to have internet access


In Ghana, approximately 39.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Cameroon, about 23.2% do as of 2018.

be 14.9% less 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 Cameroon, that number is 76% of people on average (94% in urban areas, and 55% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 13.9% less on education


Ghana spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Cameroon spends 3.1% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 25.4% less coastline


Ghana has a total of 539 km of coastline. In Cameroon, that number is 402 km.

Cameroon: At a glance

Cameroon is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 472,710 sq km. French Cameroon became independent in 1960 as the Republic of Cameroon. The following year the southern portion of neighboring British Cameroon voted to merge with the new country to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon. In 1972, a new constitution replaced the federation with a unitary state, the United Republic of Cameroon. The country has generally enjoyed stability, which has permitted the development of agriculture, roads, and railways, as well as a petroleum industry. Despite slow movement toward democratic reform, political power remains firmly in the hands of President Paul BIYA.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Ghana Revenue Authority.

question_answer HAVE A QUESTION? ASK THE COMMUNITY

Join the Elsewhere community and ask a question about Cameroon. It's a free, question-and-answer based forum to discuss what life is like in countries and cities around the world.

Share this