Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 29.4% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Ghana, 1.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Djibouti, that number is 1.2% of people as of 2018.

live 3.5 years less


In Ghana, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Djibouti, that number is 65 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020.

be 23.9% more likely to be obese


In Ghana, 10.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Djibouti, that number is 13.5% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 23.4% less money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in Djibouti, the GDP per capita is $3,600 as of 2017.

be 3.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Ghana, 11.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Djibouti, that number is 40.0% as of 2017.

Life

be 19.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ghana, approximately 308.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Djibouti, 248.0 women do as of 2017.

be 29.6% more likely to die during infancy


In Ghana, approximately 32.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Djibouti, on the other hand, 41.6 children do as of 2020.

have 23.3% fewer children


In Ghana, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Djibouti, there are 22.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 42.8% more likely to have internet access


In Ghana, approximately 39.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Djibouti, about 55.7% do as of 2018.

be 34.7% 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 Djibouti, that number is 52% of people on average (67% in urban areas, and 2% in rural areas) as of 2016.

Expenditures

spend 25.0% more on education


Ghana spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Djibouti spends 4.5% of total GDP on education as of 2010.

Geography

see 41.7% less coastline


Ghana has a total of 539 km of coastline. In Djibouti, that number is 314 km.

Djibouti: At a glance

Djibouti is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 23,180 sq km. The French Territory of the Afars and the Issas became Djibouti in 1977. Hassan Gouled APTIDON installed an authoritarian one-party state and proceeded to serve as president until 1999. Unrest among the Afar minority during the 1990s led to a civil war that ended in 2001 with a peace accord between Afar rebels and the Somali Issa-dominated government. In 1999, Djibouti's first multiparty presidential elections resulted in the election of Ismail Omar GUELLEH as president; he was reelected to a second term in 2005 and extended his tenure in office via a constitutional amendment, which allowed him to begin a third term in 2011. Djibouti occupies a strategic geographic location at the intersection of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden and serves as an important shipping portal for goods entering and leaving the east African highlands and transshipments between Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. The government holds longstanding ties to France, which maintains a significant military presence in the country, and has strong ties with the United States. Djibouti hosts several thousand members of US armed services at US-run Camp Lemonnier.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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