Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Fiji 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 Fiji, that number is 0.1% of people as of 2016.

live 5.5 years longer


In Ghana, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Fiji, that number is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.8 times more likely to be obese


In Ghana, 10.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Fiji, that number is 30.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 2.1 times more money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in Fiji, the GDP per capita is $9,800 as of 2017.

be 62.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Ghana, 11.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Fiji, that number is 4.5% as of 2017.

pay a 20.0% lower top tax rate


Ghana has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In Fiji, the top tax rate is 20.0% as of 2016.

be 28.1% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Ghana, 24.2% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Fiji, however, that number is 31.0% as of 2009.

Life

be 89.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ghana, approximately 308.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Fiji, 34.0 women do as of 2017.

be 29.4% more likely to be literate


In Ghana, the literacy rate is 76.6% as of 2015. In Fiji, it is 99.1% as of 2018.

be 72.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Ghana, approximately 32.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Fiji, on the other hand, 8.8 children do as of 2020.

have 41.2% fewer children


In Ghana, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Fiji, there are 17.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 24.3% more 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 Fiji, that number is 99% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 28.1% more likely to have internet access


In Ghana, approximately 39.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Fiji, about 50.0% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 2.1 times more coastline


Ghana has a total of 539 km of coastline. In Fiji, that number is 1,129 km.

Fiji: At a glance

Fiji is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 18,274 sq km. Fiji became independent in 1970 after nearly a century as a British colony. Democratic rule was interrupted by two military coups in 1987 caused by concern over a government perceived as dominated by the Indian community (descendants of contract laborers brought to the islands by the British in the 19th century). The coups and a 1990 constitution that cemented native Melanesian control of Fiji led to heavy Indian emigration; the population loss resulted in economic difficulties, but ensured that Melanesians became the majority. A new constitution enacted in 1997 was more equitable. Free and peaceful elections in 1999 resulted in a government led by an Indo-Fijian, but a civilian-led coup in May 2000 ushered in a prolonged period of political turmoil. Parliamentary elections held in August 2001 provided Fiji with a democratically elected government led by Prime Minister Laisenia QARASE. Re-elected in May 2006, QARASE was ousted in a December 2006 military coup led by Commodore Voreqe BAINIMARAMA, who initially appointed himself acting president but in January 2007 became interim prime minister. Since taking power BAINIMARAMA has neutralized his opponents, crippled Fiji's democratic institutions, and initially refused to hold elections. In 2012, he promised to hold elections in 2014.

How big is Fiji 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, Fiji Revenue & Customs Authority.

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