Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 23.5% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Ghana, 1.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Chad, that number is 1.3% of people as of 2018.

be 44.0% less likely to be obese


In Ghana, 10.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Chad, that number is 6.1% of people as of 2016.

live 9.9 years less


In Ghana, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Chad, that number is 58 years (56 years for men, 60 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 51.1% less money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in Chad, the GDP per capita is $2,300 as of 2017.

be 93.0% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Ghana, 24.2% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Chad, however, that number is 46.7% as of 2011.

pay a 2.4 times higher top tax rate


Ghana has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In Chad, the top tax rate is 60.0% as of 2016.

Life

have 40.9% more children


In Ghana, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Chad, there are 41.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 3.7 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Ghana, approximately 308.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Chad, 1140.0 women do as of 2017.

be 70.9% less likely to be literate


In Ghana, the literacy rate is 76.6% as of 2015. In Chad, it is 22.3% as of 2016.

be 2.1 times more likely to die during infancy


In Ghana, approximately 32.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Chad, on the other hand, 68.6 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 88.9% 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 Chad, that number is 9% of people on average (31% in urban areas, and 2% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 83.3% less likely to have internet access


In Ghana, approximately 39.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Chad, about 6.5% do as of 2018.

be 38.0% 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 Chad, that number is 56% of people on average (87% in urban areas, and 47% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 19.4% less on education


Ghana spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Chad spends 2.9% of total GDP on education as of 2013.

Chad: At a glance

Chad is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 1,259,200 sq km. Chad, part of France's African holdings until 1960, endured three decades of civil warfare, as well as invasions by Libya, before a semblance of peace was finally restored in 1990. The government eventually drafted a democratic constitution and held flawed presidential elections in 1996 and 2001. In 1998, a rebellion broke out in northern Chad, which has sporadically flared up despite several peace agreements between the government and the insurgents. In 2005, new rebel groups emerged in western Sudan and made probing attacks into eastern Chad despite signing peace agreements in December 2006 and October 2007. In June 2005, President Idriss DEBY held a referendum successfully removing constitutional term limits and won another controversial election in 2006. Sporadic rebel campaigns continued throughout 2006 and 2007. The capital experienced a significant insurrection in early 2008, but has had no significant rebel threats since then, in part due to Chad's 2010 rapprochement with Sudan, which previously used Chadian rebels as proxies. DEBY in 2011 was reelected to his fourth term in an election that international observers described as proceeding without incident. Power remains in the hands of an ethnic minority. In January 2014, Chad began a two year rotation on the UN Security Council.

How big is Chad 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, General Inspectorate of Finance.

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