Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 34.3% less likely to be obese


In Uzbekistan, 16.6% 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 Uzbekistan, 0.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Ghana, that number is 1.7% of people.

live 7.0 years less


In Uzbekistan, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women). In Ghana, that number is 67 years (64 years for men, 70 years for women).

Economy

make 31.9% less money


Uzbekistan has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Ghana, the GDP per capita is $4,700.

be 2.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Uzbekistan, 4.9% of adults are unemployed. In Ghana, that number is 11.9%.

be 72.9% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Uzbekistan, 14.0% live below the poverty line. In Ghana, however, that number is 24.2%.

Life

have 81.5% more children


In Uzbekistan, there are approximately 16.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Ghana, there are 30.5 babies per 1,000 people.

be 8.9 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Uzbekistan, approximately 36.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Ghana, 319.0 women do.

be 23.4% less likely to be literate


In Uzbekistan, the literacy rate is 100.0%. In Ghana, it is 76.6%.

be 95.6% more likely to die during infancy


In Uzbekistan, approximately 18.0 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 Uzbekistan, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Ghana, 72% of the population do.

be 25.9% less likely to have internet access


In Uzbekistan, approximately 46.8% of the population has internet access. In Ghana, about 34.7% do.

Expenditures

spend 37.9% less on healthcare


Uzbekistan spends 5.8% 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 Uzbekistan? 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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