Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 0.7 years less


In Ghana, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Kiribati, that number is 68 years (65 years for men, 70 years for women) as of 2020.

be 4.2 times more likely to be obese


In Ghana, 10.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Kiribati, that number is 46.0% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 57.4% less money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in Kiribati, the GDP per capita is $2,000 as of 2017.

be 2.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Ghana, 11.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Kiribati, that number is 30.6% as of 2010.

Life

be 70.1% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ghana, approximately 308.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Kiribati, 92.0 women do as of 2017.

have 30.7% fewer children


In Ghana, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Kiribati, there are 20.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 62.6% less likely to have internet access


In Ghana, approximately 39.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Kiribati, about 14.6% do as of 2018.

be 20.4% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Ghana, approximately 90% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Kiribati, 72% of people do as of 2017.

Geography

see 2.1 times more coastline


Ghana has a total of 539 km of coastline. In Kiribati, that number is 1,143 km.

Kiribati: At a glance

Kiribati is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 811 sq km. The Gilbert Islands became a British protectorate in 1892 and a colony in 1915; they were captured by the Japanese in the Pacific War in 1941. The islands of Makin and Tarawa were the sites of major US amphibious victories over entrenched Japanese garrisons in 1943. The Gilbert Islands were granted self-rule by the UK in 1971 and complete independence in 1979 under the new name of Kiribati. The US relinquished all claims to the sparsely inhabited Phoenix and Line Island groups in a 1979 treaty of friendship with Kiribati.

How big is Kiribati 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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