Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 42.3% less likely to be obese

In Moldova, 18.9% of adults are obese. In Ghana, that number is 10.9% of people.

be 2.8 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Moldova, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Ghana, that number is 1.7% of people.

live 4.0 years less

In Moldova, the average life expectancy is 71 years (67 years for men, 75 years for women). In Ghana, that number is 67 years (64 years for men, 70 years for women).


make 17.5% less money

Moldova has a GDP per capita of $5,700, while in Ghana, the GDP per capita is $4,700.

be 2.9 times more likely to be unemployed

In Moldova, 4.1% of adults are unemployed. In Ghana, that number is 11.9%.

be 2.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Moldova, 9.6% live below the poverty line. In Ghana, however, that number is 24.2%.

spend 38.9% more on taxes

Moldova has a top tax rate of 18.0%. In Ghana, the top tax rate is 25.0%.


have 2.7 times more children

In Moldova, there are approximately 11.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Ghana, there are 30.5 babies per 1,000 people.

be 13.9 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Moldova, approximately 23.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Ghana, 319.0 women do.

be 22.9% less likely to be literate

In Moldova, the literacy rate is 99.4%. In Ghana, it is 76.6%.

be 2.9 times more likely to die during infancy

In Moldova, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Ghana, on the other hand, 35.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 28.0% less likely to have access to electricity

In Moldova, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Ghana, 72% of the population do.

be 51.1% less likely to have internet access

In Moldova, approximately 71.0% of the population has internet access. In Ghana, about 34.7% do.


spend 65.0% less on healthcare

Moldova spends 10.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Ghana, that number is 3.6% of GDP.

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 Moldova? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ghana Revenue Authority, State tax Service.


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