Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Gambia, The instead of Ghana, you would:

Health

be 11.8% more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Ghana, 1.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Gambia, The, that number is 1.9% of people as of 2018.

live 2.4 years less


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

Economy

make 44.7% less money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in Gambia, The, the GDP per capita is $2,600 as of 2017.

be 100.0% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Ghana, 24.2% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Gambia, The, however, that number is 48.4% as of 2010.

Life

be 93.8% more likely to die during childbirth


In Ghana, approximately 308.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Gambia, The, 597.0 women do as of 2017.

be 33.7% less likely to be literate


In Ghana, the literacy rate is 76.6% as of 2015. In Gambia, The, it is 50.8% as of 2015.

be 71.0% more likely to die during infancy


In Ghana, approximately 32.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Gambia, The, on the other hand, 54.9 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 39.7% 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 Gambia, The, that number is 48% of people on average (69% in urban areas, and 16% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 49.1% less likely to have internet access


In Ghana, approximately 39.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Gambia, The, about 19.8% do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 41.7% less on education


Ghana spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Gambia, The spends 2.1% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 85.2% less coastline


Ghana has a total of 539 km of coastline. In Gambia, The, that number is 80 km.

Gambia, The: At a glance

Gambia, The is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 10,120 sq km. The Gambia gained its independence from the UK in 1965. Geographically surrounded by Senegal, it formed a short-lived federation of Senegambia between 1982 and 1989. In 1991 the two nations signed a friendship and cooperation treaty, but tensions have flared up intermittently since then. Yahya JAMMEH led a military coup in 1994 that overthrew the president and banned political activity. A new constitution and presidential elections in 1996, followed by parliamentary balloting in 1997, completed a nominal return to civilian rule. JAMMEH has been elected president in all subsequent elections including most recently in late 2011.

How big is Gambia, The 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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