Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 8.8 years longer


In Ghana, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Guam, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 7.6 times more money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in Guam, the GDP per capita is $35,600 as of 2016.

be 62.2% less likely to be unemployed


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

Life

be 66.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Ghana, approximately 32.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Guam, on the other hand, 10.8 children do as of 2020.

have 36.1% fewer children


In Ghana, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Guam, there are 18.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 26.1% more likely to have access to electricity


In Ghana, approximately 79% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Guam, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 2.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Ghana, approximately 39.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Guam, about 80.5% do as of 2018.

be 11.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Ghana, approximately 90% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Guam, 100% of people do as of 2017.

Geography

see 76.7% less coastline


Ghana has a total of 539 km of coastline. In Guam, that number is 126 km.

Guam: At a glance

Guam is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 544 sq km. Spain ceded Guam to the US in 1898. Captured by the Japanese in 1941, it was retaken by the US three years later. The military installations on the island are some of the most strategically important US bases in the Pacific.

How big is Guam 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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