Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Ghana instead of Saint Martin, you would:


live 12.0 years less

In Saint Martin, the average life expectancy is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2020. In Ghana, that number is 68 years (66 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020.


make 75.6% less money

Saint Martin has a GDP per capita of $19,300 as of 2005, while in Ghana, the GDP per capita is $4,700 as of 2017.


have 2.1 times more children

In Saint Martin, there are approximately 14.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Ghana, there are 29.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 5.7 times more likely to die during infancy

In Saint Martin, approximately 5.6 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Ghana, on the other hand, 32.1 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 10.1% more likely to have access to electricity

In Saint Martin, approximately 72% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Ghana, 79% of the population do as of 2017.

be 11.1 times more likely to have internet access

In Saint Martin, approximately 3.5% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Ghana, about 39.0% do as of 2018.


see 9.2 times more coastline

Saint Martin has a total of 59 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 Saint Martin? 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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