Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Indonesia 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 Indonesia, that number is 0.4% of people as of 2018.

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 Indonesia, that number is 74 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2020.

be 36.7% less likely to be obese


In Ghana, 10.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Indonesia, that number is 6.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 2.6 times more money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in Indonesia, the GDP per capita is $12,400 as of 2017.

be 54.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Ghana, 11.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Indonesia, that number is 5.4% as of 2017.

be 55.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Ghana, 24.2% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Indonesia, however, that number is 10.9% as of 2016.

pay a 20.0% higher top tax rate


Ghana has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In Indonesia, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 42.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ghana, approximately 308.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Indonesia, 177.0 women do as of 2017.

be 24.9% more likely to be literate


In Ghana, the literacy rate is 76.6% as of 2015. In Indonesia, it is 95.7% as of 2018.

be 36.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Ghana, approximately 32.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Indonesia, on the other hand, 20.4 children do as of 2020.

have 48.0% fewer children


In Ghana, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Indonesia, there are 15.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 23.1% 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 Indonesia, that number is 98% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 95% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 101.5 times more coastline


Ghana has a total of 539 km of coastline. In Indonesia, that number is 54,716 km.

Indonesia: At a glance

Indonesia is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 1,811,569 sq km. The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; Japan occupied the islands from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence shortly before Japan's surrender, but it required four years of sometimes brutal fighting, intermittent negotiations, and UN mediation before the Netherlands agreed to transfer sovereignty in 1949. A period of sometimes unruly parliamentary democracy ended in 1957 when President SOEKARNO declared martial law and instituted "Guided Democracy." After an abortive coup in 1965 by alleged communist sympathizers, SOEKARNO was gradually eased from power. From 1967 until 1988, President SUHARTO ruled Indonesia with his "New Order" government. After rioting toppled Suharto in 1998, free and fair legislative elections took place in 1999. Indonesia is now the world's third most populous democracy, the world's largest archipelagic state, and the world's largest Muslim-majority nation. Current issues include: alleviating poverty, improving education, preventing terrorism, consolidating democracy after four decades of authoritarianism, implementing economic and financial reforms, stemming corruption, reforming the criminal justice system, holding the military and police accountable for human rights violations, addressing climate change, and controlling infectious diseases, particularly those of global and regional importance. In 2005, Indonesia reached a historic peace agreement with armed separatists in Aceh, which led to democratic elections in Aceh in December 2006. Indonesia continues to face low intensity armed resistance in Papua by the separatist Free Papua Movement.

How big is Indonesia 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, Direktorat Jenderal Pajak.

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