Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Micronesia, Federated States of instead of Ghana, you would:

Health

live 5.7 years longer


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

be 4.2 times more likely to be obese


In Ghana, 10.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Micronesia, Federated States of, that number is 45.8% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 27.7% less money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in Micronesia, Federated States of, the GDP per capita is $3,400 as of 2017.

be 36.1% more likely to be unemployed


In Ghana, 11.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Micronesia, Federated States of, that number is 16.2% as of 2010.

be 10.3% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Ghana, 24.2% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Micronesia, Federated States of, however, that number is 26.7% as of 2000.

Life

be 71.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ghana, approximately 308.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Micronesia, Federated States of, 88.0 women do as of 2017.

be 44.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Ghana, approximately 32.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Micronesia, Federated States of, on the other hand, 17.8 children do as of 2020.

have 36.1% fewer children


In Ghana, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Micronesia, Federated States of, there are 18.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 12.6% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Ghana, approximately 90% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Micronesia, Federated States of, 79% of people do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 3.5 times more on education


Ghana spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Micronesia, Federated States of spends 12.5% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

see 11.3 times more coastline


Ghana has a total of 539 km of coastline. In Micronesia, Federated States of, that number is 6,112 km.

Micronesia, Federated States of: At a glance

Micronesia, Federated States of is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 702 sq km. The Caroline Islands are a widely scattered archipelago in the western Pacific Ocean; they became part of a UN Trust Territory under US administration following World War II. The eastern four island groups adopted a constitution in 1979 and chose to become the Federated States of Micronesia. (The fifth, westernmost island group became Palau.) Independence came in 1986 under a Compact of Free Association with the US, which was amended and renewed in 2004. Present concerns include large-scale unemployment, overfishing, and overdependence on US aid.

How big is Micronesia, Federated States of 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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