Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Singapore 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 Singapore, that number is 0.2% of people as of 2018.

live 17.8 years longer


In Ghana, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Singapore, that number is 86 years (83 years for men, 89 years for women) as of 2020.

be 44.0% less likely to be obese


In Ghana, 10.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Singapore, that number is 6.1% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 20.0 times more money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in Singapore, the GDP per capita is $94,100 as of 2017.

be 81.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Ghana, 11.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Singapore, that number is 2.2% as of 2017.

pay a 12.0% lower top tax rate


Ghana has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In Singapore, the top tax rate is 22.0% 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 Singapore, 8.0 women do as of 2017.

be 27.0% more likely to be literate


In Ghana, the literacy rate is 76.6% as of 2015. In Singapore, it is 97.3% as of 2018.

be 92.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Ghana, approximately 32.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Singapore, on the other hand, 2.3 children do as of 2020.

have 69.9% fewer children


In Ghana, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Singapore, there are 8.9 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 Singapore, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 2.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Ghana, approximately 39.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Singapore, about 88.2% 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 as of 2017. In Singapore, 100% of people do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 19.4% less on education


Ghana spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Singapore spends 2.9% of total GDP on education as of 2013.

Geography

see 64.2% less coastline


Ghana has a total of 539 km of coastline. In Singapore, that number is 193 km.

Singapore: At a glance

Singapore is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 709 sq km. Singapore was founded as a British trading colony in 1819. It joined the Malaysian Federation in 1963 but separated two years later and became independent. Singapore subsequently became one of the world's most prosperous countries with strong international trading links (its port is one of the world's busiest in terms of tonnage handled) and with per capita GDP equal to that of the leading nations of Western Europe.

How big is Singapore 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, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore.

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