Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Saint Lucia instead of Ghana, you would:

Health

be 64.7% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Ghana, 1.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Saint Lucia, that number is 0.6% of people as of 2018.

live 10.3 years longer


In Ghana, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Saint Lucia, that number is 78 years (76 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.

be 80.7% more likely to be obese


In Ghana, 10.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Saint Lucia, that number is 19.7% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 3.1 times more money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in Saint Lucia, the GDP per capita is $14,400 as of 2017.

be 68.1% more likely to be unemployed


In Ghana, 11.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Saint Lucia, that number is 20.0% as of 2003.

Life

be 62.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ghana, approximately 308.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Saint Lucia, 117.0 women do as of 2017.

be 68.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Ghana, approximately 32.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Saint Lucia, on the other hand, 10.1 children do as of 2020.

have 57.8% fewer children


In Ghana, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Saint Lucia, there are 12.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 23.3% 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 Saint Lucia, that number is 98% of people on average (95% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 30.3% more likely to have internet access


In Ghana, approximately 39.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Saint Lucia, about 50.8% 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 Saint Lucia, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 70.7% less coastline


Ghana has a total of 539 km of coastline. In Saint Lucia, that number is 158 km.

Saint Lucia: At a glance

Saint Lucia is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 606 sq km. The island, with its fine natural harbor at Castries, was contested between England and France throughout the 17th and early 18th centuries (changing possession 14 times); it was finally ceded to the UK in 1814. Even after the abolition of slavery on its plantations in 1834, Saint Lucia remained an agricultural island, dedicated to producing tropical commodity crops. Self-government was granted in 1967 and independence in 1979.

How big is Saint Lucia 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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