Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

live 7.8 years longer


In Ghana, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Romania, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.1 times more likely to be obese


In Ghana, 10.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Romania, that number is 22.5% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 5.2 times more money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in Romania, the GDP per capita is $24,600 as of 2017.

be 58.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Ghana, 11.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Romania, that number is 4.9% as of 2017.

pay a 36.0% lower top tax rate


Ghana has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In Romania, the top tax rate is 16.0% as of 2016.

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 Romania, 19.0 women do as of 2017.

be 29.0% more likely to be literate


In Ghana, the literacy rate is 76.6% as of 2015. In Romania, it is 98.8% as of 2018.

be 72.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Ghana, approximately 32.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Romania, on the other hand, 8.7 children do as of 2020.

have 71.3% fewer children


In Ghana, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Romania, there are 8.5 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 Romania, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 81.2% more likely to have internet access


In Ghana, approximately 39.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Romania, about 70.7% 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 Romania, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 13.9% less on education


Ghana spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Romania spends 3.1% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

see 58.3% less coastline


Ghana has a total of 539 km of coastline. In Romania, that number is 225 km.

Romania: At a glance

Romania is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 229,891 sq km. The principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia - for centuries under the suzerainty of the Turkish Ottoman Empire - secured their autonomy in 1856; they were de facto linked in 1859 and formally united in 1862 under the new name of Romania. The country gained recognition of its independence in 1878. It joined the Allied Powers in World War I and acquired new territories - most notably Transylvania - following the conflict. In 1940, Romania allied with the Axis powers and participated in the 1941 German invasion of the USSR. Three years later, overrun by the Soviets, Romania signed an armistice. The post-war Soviet occupation led to the formation of a communist "people's republic" in 1947 and the abdication of the king. The decades-long rule of dictator Nicolae CEAUSESCU, who took power in 1965, and his Securitate police state became increasingly oppressive and draconian through the 1980s. CEAUSESCU was overthrown and executed in late 1989. Former communists dominated the government until 1996 when they were swept from power. Romania joined NATO in 2004 and the EU in 2007.

How big is Romania 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, National Agency for Fiscal Administration (ANAF).

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