Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Ghana instead of Turks and Caicos Islands, you would:

Health

live 12.1 years less


In Turks and Caicos Islands, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 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.

Economy

make 83.8% less money


Turks and Caicos Islands has a GDP per capita of $29,100 as of 2007, while in Ghana, the GDP per capita is $4,700 as of 2017.

be 19.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Turks and Caicos Islands, 10.0% of adults are unemployed as of 1997. In Ghana, that number is 11.9% as of 2015.

Life

have 2.1 times more children


In Turks and Caicos Islands, there are approximately 14.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Ghana, there are 29.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 3.5 times more likely to die during infancy


In Turks and Caicos Islands, approximately 9.3 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 17.1% less likely to have access to electricity


In Turks and Caicos Islands, approximately 96% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 43% in rural areas) as of 2016. In Ghana, that number is 79% of people on average (90% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 28.6% more on education


Turks and Caicos Islands spends 2.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Ghana spends 3.6% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 38.6% more coastline


Turks and Caicos Islands has a total of 389 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 Turks and Caicos Islands? 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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