Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 70.6% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Ghana, 1.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Paraguay, that number is 0.5% of people as of 2018.

live 9.7 years longer


In Ghana, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Paraguay, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.

be 86.2% more likely to be obese


In Ghana, 10.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Paraguay, that number is 20.3% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 2.7 times more money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in Paraguay, the GDP per capita is $12,800 as of 2017.

be 52.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Ghana, 11.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Paraguay, that number is 5.7% as of 2017.

Life

be 72.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ghana, approximately 308.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Paraguay, 84.0 women do as of 2017.

be 22.7% more likely to be literate


In Ghana, the literacy rate is 76.6% as of 2015. In Paraguay, it is 94.0% as of 2018.

be 47.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Ghana, approximately 32.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Paraguay, on the other hand, 16.9 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 Paraguay, there are 16.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 24.1% 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 Paraguay, that number is 98% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 66.6% more likely to have internet access


In Ghana, approximately 39.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Paraguay, about 65.0% 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 Paraguay, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Paraguay: At a glance

Paraguay is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 397,302 sq km. Paraguay achieved its independence from Spain in 1811. In the disastrous War of the Triple Alliance (1865-70) - between Paraguay and Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay - Paraguay lost two-thirds of its adult males and much of its territory. The country stagnated economically for the next half century. Following the Chaco War of 1932-35 with Bolivia, Paraguay gained a large part of the Chaco lowland region. The 35-year military dictatorship of Alfredo STROESSNER ended in 1989, and, despite a marked increase in political infighting in recent years, Paraguay has held relatively free and regular presidential elections since the country's return to democracy.

How big is Paraguay 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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