Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Ghana instead of Wallis and Futuna, you would:

Health

live 12.8 years less


In Wallis and Futuna, the average life expectancy is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women). In Ghana, that number is 67 years (64 years for men, 70 years for women).

Economy

make 23.7% more money


Wallis and Futuna has a GDP per capita of $3,800, while in Ghana, the GDP per capita is $4,700.

be 35.2% more likely to be unemployed


In Wallis and Futuna, 8.8% of adults are unemployed. In Ghana, that number is 11.9%.

Life

have 2.3 times more children


In Wallis and Futuna, there are approximately 13.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Ghana, there are 30.5 babies per 1,000 people.

be 8.2 times more likely to die during infancy


In Wallis and Futuna, approximately 4.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Ghana, on the other hand, 35.2 children do.

Basic Needs

be 57.0% more likely to have internet access


In Wallis and Futuna, approximately 22.1% of the population has internet access. In Ghana, about 34.7% do.

Geography

see 4.2 times more coastline


Wallis and Futuna has a total of 129 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 Wallis and Futuna? 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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