Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Marshall Islands instead of Ghana, you would:

Health

live 5.9 years longer


In Ghana, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Marshall Islands, that number is 74 years (72 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2020.

be 4.9 times more likely to be obese


In Ghana, 10.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Marshall Islands, that number is 52.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 23.4% less money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in Marshall Islands, the GDP per capita is $3,600 as of 2017.

be 3.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Ghana, 11.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Marshall Islands, that number is 36.0% as of 2006.

Life

be 28.3% more likely to be literate


In Ghana, the literacy rate is 76.6% as of 2015. In Marshall Islands, it is 98.3% as of 2011.

be 45.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Ghana, approximately 32.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Marshall Islands, on the other hand, 17.4 children do as of 2020.

have 23.0% fewer children


In Ghana, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Marshall Islands, there are 22.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 17.4% more likely to have access to electricity


In Ghana, approximately 79% of people have electricity access (90% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Marshall Islands, that number is 93% of people on average (95% in urban areas, and 89% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 11.0% 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 Marshall Islands, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 31.3% less coastline


Ghana has a total of 539 km of coastline. In Marshall Islands, that number is 370 km.

Marshall Islands: At a glance

Marshall Islands (sometimes abbreviated RMI) is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 181 sq km. After almost four decades under US administration as the easternmost part of the UN Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, the Marshall Islands attained independence in 1986 under a Compact of Free Association. Compensation claims continue as a result of US nuclear testing on some of the atolls between 1947 and 1962. The Marshall Islands hosts the US Army Kwajalein Atoll (USAKA) Reagan Missile Test Site, a key installation in the US missile defense network.

How big is Marshall Islands 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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