Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 52.8% less likely to be obese

In Poland, 23.1% of adults are obese. In Ghana, that number is 10.9% of people.

live 10.8 years less

In Poland, the average life expectancy is 78 years (74 years for men, 82 years for women). In Ghana, that number is 67 years (64 years for men, 70 years for women).


spend 21.9% less on taxes

Poland has a top tax rate of 32.0%. In Ghana, the top tax rate is 25.0%.

make 84.1% less money

Poland has a GDP per capita of $29,500, while in Ghana, the GDP per capita is $4,700.

be 2.5 times more likely to be unemployed

In Poland, 4.8% of adults are unemployed. In Ghana, that number is 11.9%.

be 37.5% more likely to be live below the poverty line

In Poland, 17.6% live below the poverty line. In Ghana, however, that number is 24.2%.


have 3.2 times more children

In Poland, there are approximately 9.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Ghana, there are 30.5 babies per 1,000 people.

be 106.3 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Poland, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Ghana, 319.0 women do.

be 23.2% less likely to be literate

In Poland, the literacy rate is 99.8%. In Ghana, it is 76.6%.

be 8.0 times more likely to die during infancy

In Poland, approximately 4.4 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 Poland, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Ghana, 72% of the population do.

be 52.7% less likely to have internet access

In Poland, approximately 73.3% of the population has internet access. In Ghana, about 34.7% do.


spend 43.8% less on healthcare

Poland spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Ghana, that number is 3.6% of GDP.

spend 26.5% more on education

Poland spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education. Ghana spends 6.2% of total GDP on education.


see 22.5% more coastline

Poland has a total of 440 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 Poland? See an in-depth size comparison.

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


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