Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Portugal 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 Portugal, that number is 0.5% of people as of 2018.

live 12.9 years longer


In Ghana, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Portugal, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.

be 90.8% more likely to be obese


In Ghana, 10.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Portugal, that number is 20.8% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 6.5 times more money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in Portugal, the GDP per capita is $30,500 as of 2017.

be 25.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Ghana, 11.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Portugal, that number is 8.9% as of 2017.

be 21.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Ghana, 24.2% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Portugal, however, that number is 19.0% as of 2015.

pay a 2.3 times higher top tax rate


Ghana has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In Portugal, the top tax rate is 56.5% as of 2016.

Life

be 97.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ghana, approximately 308.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Portugal, 8.0 women do as of 2017.

be 25.5% more likely to be literate


In Ghana, the literacy rate is 76.6% as of 2015. In Portugal, it is 96.1% as of 2018.

be 91.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Ghana, approximately 32.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Portugal, on the other hand, 2.6 children do as of 2020.

have 72.6% fewer children


In Ghana, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Portugal, there are 8.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 26.1% more likely to have access to electricity


In Ghana, approximately 79% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Portugal, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 91.4% more likely to have internet access


In Ghana, approximately 39.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Portugal, about 74.7% 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 Portugal, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 36.1% more on education


Ghana spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Portugal spends 4.9% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

see 3.3 times more coastline


Ghana has a total of 539 km of coastline. In Portugal, that number is 1,793 km.

Portugal: At a glance

Portugal is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 91,470 sq km. Following its heyday as a global maritime power during the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal lost much of its wealth and status with the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquake, occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, and the independence of Brazil, its wealthiest colony, in 1822. A 1910 revolution deposed the monarchy; for most of the next six decades, repressive governments ran the country. In 1974, a left-wing military coup installed broad democratic reforms. The following year, Portugal granted independence to all of its African colonies. Portugal is a founding member of NATO and entered the EC (now the EU) in 1986.

How big is Portugal compared to Ghana? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ghana Revenue Authority, Autoridade Tribut√°ria e Aduaneira.

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