Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 82.4% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Ghana, 1.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Luxembourg, that number is 0.3% of people as of 2018.

live 14.4 years longer


In Ghana, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Luxembourg, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.1 times more likely to be obese


In Ghana, 10.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Luxembourg, that number is 22.6% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 22.4 times more money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in Luxembourg, the GDP per capita is $105,100 as of 2017.

be 51.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Ghana, 11.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Luxembourg, that number is 5.8% as of 2017.

pay a 74.4% higher top tax rate


Ghana has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In Luxembourg, the top tax rate is 43.6% as of 2016.

Life

be 98.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ghana, approximately 308.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Luxembourg, 5.0 women do as of 2017.

be 89.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Ghana, approximately 32.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Luxembourg, on the other hand, 3.3 children do as of 2020.

have 60.8% fewer children


In Ghana, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Luxembourg, there are 11.6 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 Luxembourg, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 2.5 times more likely to have internet access


In Ghana, approximately 39.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Luxembourg, about 97.1% do as of 2018.

be 10.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Ghana, approximately 90% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 81% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Luxembourg, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Luxembourg: At a glance

Luxembourg is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 2,586 sq km. Founded in 963, Luxembourg became a grand duchy in 1815 and an independent state under the Netherlands. It lost more than half of its territory to Belgium in 1839 but gained a larger measure of autonomy. Full independence was attained in 1867. Overrun by Germany in both world wars, it ended its neutrality in 1948 when it entered into the Benelux Customs Union and when it joined NATO the following year. In 1957, Luxembourg became one of the six founding countries of the European Economic Community (later the European Union), and in 1999 it joined the euro currency area. In January 2013, Luxembourg assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2013-14 term.

How big is Luxembourg compared to Ghana? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Administration des Contributions Directes, The World Factbook, Ghana Revenue Authority.

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