Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 88.2% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Ghana, 1.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Oman, that number is 0.2% of people as of 2018.

live 8.1 years longer


In Ghana, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Oman, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.5 times more likely to be obese


In Ghana, 10.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Oman, that number is 27.0% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 9.8 times more money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in Oman, the GDP per capita is $46,000 as of 2017.

Life

be 93.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ghana, approximately 308.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Oman, 19.0 women do as of 2017.

be 24.9% more likely to be literate


In Ghana, the literacy rate is 76.6% as of 2015. In Oman, it is 95.7% as of 2018.

be 63.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Ghana, approximately 32.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Oman, on the other hand, 11.7 children do as of 2020.

have 22.0% fewer children


In Ghana, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Oman, there are 23.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 24.8% 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 Oman, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas) 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 Oman, about 80.2% 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 (97% in urban areas, and 81% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Oman, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 88.9% more on education


Ghana spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Oman spends 6.8% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 3.9 times more coastline


Ghana has a total of 539 km of coastline. In Oman, that number is 2,092 km.

Oman: At a glance

Oman is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 309,500 sq km. The inhabitants of the area of Oman have long prospered on Indian Ocean trade. In the late 18th century, a newly established sultanate in Muscat signed the first in a series of friendship treaties with Britain. Over time, Oman's dependence on British political and military advisors increased, but it never became a British colony. In 1970, QABOOS bin Said Al-Said overthrew his father, and he has since ruled as sultan. His extensive modernization program has opened the country to the outside world while preserving the longstanding close ties with the UK. Oman's moderate, independent foreign policy has sought to maintain good relations with all Middle Eastern countries. Inspired by the popular uprisings that swept the Middle East and North Africa beginning in January 2011, some Omanis began staging marches, demonstrations, and sit-ins calling mostly for more jobs and economic benefits and an end to corruption. In response to those protester demands, QABOOS in 2011 pledged to implement economic and political reforms, such as granting legislative and regulatory powers to the Majlis al-Shura and introducing unemployment benefits. Additionally, in August 2012, the Sultan announced a royal directive mandating the speedy implementation of a national job creation plan for thousands of public and private sector jobs. As part of the government's efforts to decentralize authority and allow greater citizen participation in local governance, Oman successfully conducted its first municipal council elections in December 2012. Announced by the Sultan in 2011, the municipal councils will have the power to advise the Royal Court on the needs of local districts across Oman's 11 governorates.

How big is Oman 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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