Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Mongolia 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 Mongolia, that number is 0.1% of people as of 2018.

live 2.6 years longer


In Ghana, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Mongolia, that number is 71 years (67 years for men, 75 years for women) as of 2020.

be 89.0% more likely to be obese


In Ghana, 10.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Mongolia, that number is 20.6% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 2.9 times more money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in Mongolia, the GDP per capita is $13,700 as of 2018.

be 32.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Ghana, 11.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Mongolia, that number is 8.0% as of 2017.

pay a 60.0% lower top tax rate


Ghana has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In Mongolia, the top tax rate is 10.0% as of 2016.

be 22.3% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Ghana, 24.2% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Mongolia, however, that number is 29.6% as of 2016.

Life

be 85.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ghana, approximately 308.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Mongolia, 45.0 women do as of 2017.

be 28.5% more likely to be literate


In Ghana, the literacy rate is 76.6% as of 2015. In Mongolia, it is 98.4% as of 2018.

be 40.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Ghana, approximately 32.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Mongolia, on the other hand, 19.2 children do as of 2020.

have 43.9% fewer children


In Ghana, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Mongolia, there are 16.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 39.2% less likely to have internet access


In Ghana, approximately 39.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Mongolia, about 23.7% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 13.9% more on education


Ghana spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Mongolia spends 4.1% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Mongolia: At a glance

Mongolia is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 1,553,556 sq km. The Mongols gained fame in the 13th century when under Chinggis KHAAN they established a huge Eurasian empire through conquest. After his death the empire was divided into several powerful Mongol states, but these broke apart in the 14th century. The Mongols eventually retired to their original steppe homelands and in the late 17th century came under Chinese rule. Mongolia won its independence in 1921 with Soviet backing and a communist regime was installed in 1924. The modern country of Mongolia, however, represents only part of the Mongols' historical homeland; more ethnic Mongolians live in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in the People's Republic of China than in Mongolia. Following a peaceful democratic revolution, the ex-communist Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party (MPRP) won elections in 1990 and 1992, but was defeated by the Democratic Union Coalition (DUC) in the 1996 parliamentary election. The MPRP won an overwhelming majority in the 2000 parliamentary election, but the party lost seats in the 2004 election and shared power with democratic coalition parties from 2004-08. The MPRP regained a solid majority in the 2008 parliamentary elections but nevertheless formed a coalition government with the Democratic Party that lasted until January 2012. In 2009, current President ELBEGDORJ of the Democratic Party was elected to office and was re-elected for his second term in June 2013. In 2010, the MPRP voted to retake the name of the Mongolian People's Party (MPP), a name it used in the early 1920s. Shortly thereafter, a new party was formed by former president ENKHBAYAR, which adopted the MPRP name. In the 2012 Parliamentary elections, a coalition of four political parties led by the Democratic Party, gained control of the Parliament.

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The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ghana Revenue Authority, General Department of National Taxation.

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