Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 16.4 years longer


In Ghana, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Macau, that number is 85 years (82 years for men, 88 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 26.0 times more money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in Macau, the GDP per capita is $122,000 as of 2018.

be 83.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Ghana, 11.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Macau, that number is 2.0% as of 2017.

pay a 52.0% lower top tax rate


Ghana has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In Macau, the top tax rate is 12.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 26.0% more likely to be literate


In Ghana, the literacy rate is 76.6% as of 2015. In Macau, it is 96.5% as of 2016.

be 90.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Ghana, approximately 32.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Macau, on the other hand, 3.1 children do as of 2020.

have 73.3% fewer children


In Ghana, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Macau, there are 7.9 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 Macau, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 2.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Ghana, approximately 39.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Macau, about 83.8% 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 Macau, 100% of people do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 25.0% less on education


Ghana spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Macau spends 2.7% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 92.4% less coastline


Ghana has a total of 539 km of coastline. In Macau, that number is 41 km.

Macau: At a glance

Macau is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 28 sq km. Colonized by the Portuguese in the 16th century, Macau was the first European settlement in the Far East. Pursuant to an agreement signed by China and Portugal on 13 April 1987, Macau became the Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China on 20 December 1999. In this agreement, China promised that, under its "one country, two systems" formula, China's political and economic system would not be imposed on Macau, and that Macau would enjoy a "high degree of autonomy" in all matters except foreign affairs and defense for the subsequent 50 years.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Secretariat for Economy and Finance, The World Factbook, Ghana Revenue Authority.

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