Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 76.5% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Ghana, 1.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Guatemala, that number is 0.4% of people as of 2018.

live 4.2 years longer


In Ghana, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Guatemala, that number is 72 years (70 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2020.

be 94.5% more likely to be obese


In Ghana, 10.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Guatemala, that number is 21.2% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 74.5% more money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in Guatemala, the GDP per capita is $8,200 as of 2017.

be 80.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Ghana, 11.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Guatemala, that number is 2.3% as of 2017.

pay a 72.0% lower top tax rate


Ghana has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In Guatemala, the top tax rate is 7.0% as of 2016.

be 2.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Ghana, 24.2% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Guatemala, however, that number is 59.3% as of 2014.

Life

be 69.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ghana, approximately 308.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Guatemala, 95.0 women do as of 2017.

be 32.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Ghana, approximately 32.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Guatemala, on the other hand, 21.8 children do as of 2020.

have 21.3% fewer children


In Ghana, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Guatemala, there are 23.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 15.8% 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 Guatemala, that number is 92% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 86% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 66.7% more likely to have internet access


In Ghana, approximately 39.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Guatemala, about 65.0% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 22.2% less on education


Ghana spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Guatemala spends 2.8% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 25.8% less coastline


Ghana has a total of 539 km of coastline. In Guatemala, that number is 400 km.

Guatemala: At a glance

Guatemala is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 107,159 sq km. The Maya civilization flourished in Guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium A.D. After almost three centuries as a Spanish colony, Guatemala won its independence in 1821. During the second half of the 20th century, it experienced a variety of military and civilian governments, as well as a 36-year guerrilla war. In 1996, the government signed a peace agreement formally ending the internal conflict, which had left more than 200,000 people dead and had created, by some estimates, about 1 million refugees.

How big is Guatemala 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, Superintendence of the Tax Administration.

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