Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Togo instead of Ghana, you would:

Health

be 22.9% less likely to be obese


In Ghana, 10.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Togo, that number is 8.4% of people as of 2016.

be 35.3% more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Ghana, 1.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Togo, that number is 2.3% of people as of 2018.

live 1.6 years less


In Ghana, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Togo, that number is 67 years (64 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 42.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Ghana, 11.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Togo, that number is 6.9% as of 2016.

make 63.8% less money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in Togo, the GDP per capita is $1,700 as of 2017.

be 2.3 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Ghana, 24.2% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Togo, however, that number is 55.1% as of 2015.

Life

be 28.6% more likely to die during childbirth


In Ghana, approximately 308.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Togo, 396.0 women do as of 2017.

be 16.8% less likely to be literate


In Ghana, the literacy rate is 76.6% as of 2015. In Togo, it is 63.7% as of 2015.

be 19.9% more likely to die during infancy


In Ghana, approximately 32.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Togo, on the other hand, 38.5 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 54.6% less 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 Togo, that number is 36% of people on average (64% in urban areas, and 16% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 68.3% less likely to have internet access


In Ghana, approximately 39.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Togo, about 12.4% do as of 2018.

be 21.1% less 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 Togo, that number is 71% of people on average (92% in urban areas, and 56% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 38.9% more on education


Ghana spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Togo spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 89.6% less coastline


Ghana has a total of 539 km of coastline. In Togo, that number is 56 km.

Togo: At a glance

Togo is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 54,385 sq km. French Togoland became Togo in 1960. Gen. Gnassingbe EYADEMA, installed as military ruler in 1967, ruled Togo with a heavy hand for almost four decades. Despite the facade of multi-party elections instituted in the early 1990s, the government was largely dominated by President EYADEMA, whose Rally of the Togolese People (RPT) party has maintained power almost continually since 1967 and maintains a majority of seats in today's legislature. Upon EYADEMA's death in February 2005, the military installed the president's son, Faure GNASSINGBE, and then engineered his formal election two months later. Democratic gains since then allowed Togo to hold its first relatively free and fair legislative elections in October 2007. After years of political unrest and condemnation from international organizations for human rights abuses, Togo is finally being re-welcomed into the international community.

How big is Togo 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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