Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 66.5% less likely to be obese


In Libya, 32.5% of adults are obese. In Ghana, that number is 10.9% of people.

live 9.7 years less


In Libya, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 78 years for women). In Ghana, that number is 67 years (64 years for men, 70 years for women).

Economy

be 60.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Libya, 30.0% of adults are unemployed. In Ghana, that number is 11.9%.

make 53.0% less money


Libya has a GDP per capita of $10,000, while in Ghana, the GDP per capita is $4,700.

spend 2.5 times more on taxes


Libya has a top tax rate of 10.0%. In Ghana, the top tax rate is 25.0%.

Life

have 74.3% more children


In Libya, there are approximately 17.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Ghana, there are 30.5 babies per 1,000 people.

be 35.4 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Libya, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Ghana, 319.0 women do.

be 15.8% less likely to be literate


In Libya, the literacy rate is 91.0%. In Ghana, it is 76.6%.

be 3.3 times more likely to die during infancy


In Libya, approximately 10.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Ghana, on the other hand, 35.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 70.9% more likely to have internet access


In Libya, approximately 20.3% of the population has internet access. In Ghana, about 34.7% do.

be 63.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Libya, approximately 54% of people have improved drinking water access (54% in urban areas, and 55% in rural areas). In Ghana, that number is 89% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 84% in rural areas).

be 27.9% less likely to have access to electricity


In Libya, 100% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas). In Ghana, that number is 72% of people on average (92% in urban areas, and 50% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 28.0% less on healthcare


Libya spends 5.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Ghana, that number is 3.6% of GDP.

Geography

see 69.5% less coastline


Libya has a total of 1,770 km of coastline. In Ghana, that number is 539 km.

Ghana: At a glance

Ghana is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 227,533 sq km. Formed from the merger of the British colony of the Gold Coast and the Togoland trust territory, Ghana in 1957 became the first sub-Saharan country in colonial Africa to gain its independence. Ghana endured a long series of coups before Lt. Jerry RAWLINGS took power in 1981 and banned political parties. After approving a new constitution and restoring multiparty politics in 1992, RAWLINGS won presidential elections in 1992 and 1996 but was constitutionally prevented from running for a third term in 2000. John KUFUOR succeeded him and was reelected in 2004. John Atta MILLS won the 2008 presidential election and took over as head of state, but he died in July 2012 and was constitutionally succeeded by his vice president John Dramani MAHAMA, who subsequently won the December 2012 presidential election.

How big is Ghana compared to Libya? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Ghana Revenue Authority.

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