Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 88.2% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Ghana, 1.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Kyrgyzstan, that number is 0.2% of people as of 2018.

live 3.6 years longer


In Ghana, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Kyrgyzstan, that number is 72 years (68 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2020.

be 52.3% more likely to be obese


In Ghana, 10.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Kyrgyzstan, that number is 16.6% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 40.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Ghana, 11.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Kyrgyzstan, that number is 7.1% as of 2017.

make 21.3% less money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in Kyrgyzstan, the GDP per capita is $3,700 as of 2017.

be 32.6% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Ghana, 24.2% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Kyrgyzstan, however, that number is 32.1% as of 2015.

Life

be 80.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ghana, approximately 308.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Kyrgyzstan, 60.0 women do as of 2017.

be 30.0% more likely to be literate


In Ghana, the literacy rate is 76.6% as of 2015. In Kyrgyzstan, it is 99.6% as of 2018.

be 27.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Ghana, approximately 32.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Kyrgyzstan, on the other hand, 23.3 children do as of 2020.

have 30.4% fewer children


In Ghana, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Kyrgyzstan, there are 20.6 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 Kyrgyzstan, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

Expenditures

spend 100.0% more on education


Ghana spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Kyrgyzstan spends 7.2% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Kyrgyzstan: At a glance

Kyrgyzstan is a sovereign country in Central Asia, with a total land area of approximately 191,801 sq km. A Central Asian country of incredible natural beauty and proud nomadic traditions, most of Kyrgyzstan was formally annexed to Russia in 1876. The Kyrgyz staged a major revolt against the Tsarist Empire in 1916 in which almost one-sixth of the Kyrgyz population was killed. Kyrgyzstan became a Soviet republic in 1936 and achieved independence in 1991 when the USSR dissolved. Nationwide demonstrations in the spring of 2005 resulted in the ouster of President Askar AKAEV, who had run the country since 1990. Former prime minister Kurmanbek BAKIEV overwhelmingly won the presidential election in the summer of 2005. Over the next few years, he manipulated the parliament to accrue new powers for the presidency. In July 2009, after months of harassment against his opponents and media critics, BAKIEV won re-election in a presidential campaign that the international community deemed flawed. In April 2010, violent protests in Bishkek led to the collapse of the BAKIEV regime and his eventual fleeing to Minsk, Belarus. His successor, Roza OTUNBAEVA, served as transitional president until Almazbek ATAMBAEV was inaugurated in December 2011, marking the first peaceful transfer of presidential power in independent Kyrgyzstan's history. Continuing concerns include: the trajectory of democratization, endemic corruption, poor interethnic relations, and terrorism.

How big is Kyrgyzstan 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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