Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Sweden 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 Sweden, that number is 0.2% of people as of 2016.

live 14.2 years longer


In Ghana, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Sweden, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.

be 89.0% more likely to be obese


In Ghana, 10.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Sweden, that number is 20.6% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 10.9 times more money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in Sweden, the GDP per capita is $51,200 as of 2017.

be 43.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Ghana, 11.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Sweden, that number is 6.7% as of 2017.

be 38.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Ghana, 24.2% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Sweden, however, that number is 15.0% as of 2014.

pay a 2.3 times higher top tax rate


Ghana has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In Sweden, the top tax rate is 57.1% as of 2016.

Life

be 98.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ghana, approximately 308.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Sweden, 4.0 women do as of 2017.

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 Sweden, on the other hand, 2.6 children do as of 2020.

have 59.1% fewer children


In Ghana, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Sweden, there are 12.1 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 Sweden, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 2.4 times more likely to have internet access


In Ghana, approximately 39.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Sweden, about 92.1% 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 Sweden, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 2.1 times more on education


Ghana spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Sweden spends 7.7% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 6.0 times more coastline


Ghana has a total of 539 km of coastline. In Sweden, that number is 3,218 km.

Sweden: At a glance

Sweden is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 410,335 sq km. A military power during the 17th century, Sweden has not participated in any war for almost two centuries. An armed neutrality was preserved in both world wars. Sweden's long-successful economic formula of a capitalist system intermixed with substantial welfare elements was challenged in the 1990s by high unemployment and in 2000-02 and 2009 by the global economic downturns, but fiscal discipline over the past several years has allowed the country to weather economic vagaries. Sweden joined the EU in 1995, but the public rejected the introduction of the euro in a 2003 referendum.

How big is Sweden 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, Skatteverket.

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