Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 94.1% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Ghana, 1.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Lebanon, that number is 0.1% of people as of 2018.

live 10.1 years longer


In Ghana, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Lebanon, that number is 78 years (77 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.9 times more likely to be obese


In Ghana, 10.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Lebanon, that number is 32.0% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 4.2 times more money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in Lebanon, the GDP per capita is $19,600 as of 2017.

be 18.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Ghana, 11.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Lebanon, that number is 9.7% as of 2007.

pay a 20.0% lower top tax rate


Ghana has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In Lebanon, the top tax rate is 20.0% as of 2016.

be 18.2% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Ghana, 24.2% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Lebanon, however, that number is 28.6% as of 2004.

Life

be 90.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ghana, approximately 308.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Lebanon, 29.0 women do as of 2017.

be 24.2% more likely to be literate


In Ghana, the literacy rate is 76.6% as of 2015. In Lebanon, it is 95.1% as of 2018.

be 78.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Ghana, approximately 32.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Lebanon, on the other hand, 6.8 children do as of 2020.

have 54.1% fewer children


In Ghana, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Lebanon, there are 13.6 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 Lebanon, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 2.0 times more likely to have internet access


In Ghana, approximately 39.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Lebanon, about 78.2% 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 Lebanon, 100% of people do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 30.6% less on education


Ghana spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Lebanon spends 2.5% of total GDP on education as of 2013.

Geography

see 58.3% less coastline


Ghana has a total of 539 km of coastline. In Lebanon, that number is 225 km.

Lebanon: At a glance

Lebanon is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 10,230 sq km. Following World War I, France acquired a mandate over the northern portion of the former Ottoman Empire province of Syria. The French demarcated the region of Lebanon in 1920 and granted this area independence in 1943. Since independence the country has been marked by periods of political turmoil interspersed with prosperity built on its position as a regional center for finance and trade. The country's 1975-90 civil war that resulted in an estimated 120,000 fatalities, was followed by years of social and political instability. Sectarianism is a key element of Lebanese political life. Neighboring Syria has long influenced Lebanon's foreign policy and internal policies, and its military occupied Lebanon from 1976 until 2005. The Lebanon-based Hizballah militia and Israel continued attacks and counterattacks against each other after Syria's withdrawal, and fought a brief war in 2006. Lebanon's borders with Syria and Israel remain unresolved.

How big is Lebanon 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, Ministry of Finance, Lebanon.

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