Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 23.2% less likely to be obese


In Tajikistan, 14.2% of adults are obese. In Ghana, that number is 10.9% of people.

be 5.7 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Tajikistan, 0.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Ghana, that number is 1.7% of people.

live 1.1 years less


In Tajikistan, the average life expectancy is 68 years (65 years for men, 71 years for women). In Ghana, that number is 67 years (64 years for men, 70 years for women).

Economy

make 46.9% more money


Tajikistan has a GDP per capita of $3,200, while in Ghana, the GDP per capita is $4,700.

be 23.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Tajikistan, 31.5% live below the poverty line. In Ghana, however, that number is 24.2%.

be 5.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Tajikistan, 2.4% of adults are unemployed. In Ghana, that number is 11.9%.

spend 92.3% more on taxes


Tajikistan has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In Ghana, the top tax rate is 25.0%.

Life

have 30.9% more children


In Tajikistan, there are approximately 23.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Ghana, there are 30.5 babies per 1,000 people.

be 10.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Tajikistan, approximately 32.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Ghana, 319.0 women do.

be 23.2% less likely to be literate


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

be 10.7% more likely to die during infancy


In Tajikistan, approximately 31.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Ghana, on the other hand, 35.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 69.3% more likely to have internet access


In Tajikistan, approximately 20.5% of the population has internet access. In Ghana, about 34.7% do.

be 20.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Tajikistan, approximately 74% of people have improved drinking water access (93% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas). In Ghana, that number is 89% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 84% in rural areas).

be 28.0% less likely to have access to electricity


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

Expenditures

spend 47.8% less on healthcare


Tajikistan spends 6.9% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Ghana, that number is 3.6% of GDP.

spend 19.2% more on education


Tajikistan spends 5.2% of its total GDP on education. Ghana spends 6.2% of total GDP on education.

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 Tajikistan? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: National Center of Legislation under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, The World Factbook, Ghana Revenue Authority.

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