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This country comparison is a concise, tabular overview of numerous data from our respective country pages for Ghana and Nigeria. For further information and explanations, we provide many details per country that go far beyond this comparison. For example, there are separate sub-pages for both countries on economy, climate, energy, refugees, inflation, population and much more.
In addition, we offer several international comparisons on individual topics, which are also linked on this page.

General information

 GhanaNigeria
Region:Western AfricaWestern Africa
Area:238,540 km²923,770 km²
Government form:Presidential republicFederal presidential republic
Independent since:1957 AD1960 AD
Capital:AccraAbuja

Population

Details for Ghana and Nigeria

 GhanaNigeria
Population:31,732,000211,401,000
Inhabitants/km²:133.0228.8
Life expectancy males:Ø 63 yearsØ 54 years
Life expectancy females:Ø 65 yearsØ 56 years
Average age:Ø 21.4 yearsØ 18.6 years
Birthrate:28.60 ‰37.01 ‰
Deathrate:7.15 ‰11.42 ‰
Migrationrate:-0.16 ‰-0.21 ‰

Quality of life

Values from 0 (bad) to 100 (very good)
See also: Explanations and country ranking on quality of life

 GhanaNigeria
Political stability:4821
Civil rights:4923
Health:2612
Climate:5654
Cost of Living:4257
Popularity:3839

Economy

Details for Ghana and Nigeria

 GhanaNigeria
Currency:Ghana Cedi
(1 GHS = 100 Pesewas)
Naira
(1 NGN =100 Kobo)
Unemployment rate:4.7 %9.8 %
Inflation rate:9.97 %16.95 %
Cost of Living:
(USA = 100%)
37.33 %41.84 %
Commercial taxes and contributions:55.40 %34.80 %
Average income:2,360 US$2,100 US$
Corruption index:57 (bad)76 (very bad)


 GHA:
total
per 1000
inh.
NGA:
total
per 1000
inh.
Gross domestic product:77,594 M US$2.45 M US$440,777 M US$2.09 M US$
Gross national product:74,911 M US$2.36 M US$444,040 M US$2.10 M US$
Exported goods:22,077 M US$0.70 M US$39,937 M US$0.19 M US$
Imported goods:24,545 M US$0.77 M US$72,178 M US$0.34 M US$

Infrastructure

Details for Ghana and Nigeria

 GHA:
total
per 1000
inh.
NGA:
total
per 1000
inh.
Roadways:109,515 km3.45 km195,000 km0.92 km
Railways:947 km0.03 km3,798 km0.02 km
Waterways:1,293 km0.04 km8,600 km0.04 km
Harbours:510.00167910.0037
Passenger airports:50.0002220.0001

Energy balance

Details for Ghana and Nigeria

 GHA:
total
per 1000
inh.
NGA:
total
per 1000
inh.
Energy consumption:9.36 bn kWh295,063.73 kWh24.72 bn kWh116,934.33 kWh
Energy production:12.52 bn kWh394,552.80 kWh29.35 bn kWh138,835.87 kWh
Energy export:187.00 m kWh5,893.08 kWh0.00 kWh0.00 kWh
Energy imports:511.00 m kWh16,103.55 kWh0.00 kWh0.00 kWh
CO2 emissions:20.04 m t631.54 t115.28 m t545.32 t

Telecommunication

Details for Ghana and Nigeria

 GhanaNigeria
International dialing:+233+234
Internet domain:.gh.ng

 GHA
total
GHA
per 1000
inh.
NGA
total
NGA
per 1000
inh.
Landlines:307,66810107,0311
Mobile cellulars:40,461,6091275204,228,678966
Internet server:59,08621,2340
Internet users:18,404,63458075,047,250355
Broadband Internet:78,371265,3130

Healthcare system

Details for Ghana and Nigeria

 GhanaNigeria
Hospital beds per 1000 inh.:0.900.50
Physicians per 1000 inh.:0.180.38
Diabetes:2.5 %3.1 %
Malaria:224.3 %291.9 %
HIV:0.86 %0.44 %
Tuberculosis:1.43 ‰2.19 ‰
Tuberculosis cure rate:84.0 %88.0 %
Smokers:3.5 %3.7 %

Climate

We also provide a more detailed climate comparison of both countries.
The data for each country can be found here: Ghana and Nigeria

 GhanaNigeria
Daytime temperatures:32.0 °C33.7 °C
Nighttime temperatures:23.2 °C21.6 °C
Water temperature:26.4 °C26.6 °C
Rel. humidity:78 %61 %
Rain days:6.36.2
Sunshine hours per day:6.57.2

Native languages

 GhanaNigeria
Yoruba:n/a21.4 %
Hausa:n/a21.1 %
Ibo:n/a18.1 %
English:15.3 %n/a
Asante:14.8 %n/a
Ewe:12.7 %n/a
Fula:n/a11.3 %
Fante:9.9 %n/a
Ibibio:n/a5.6 %
Boron:4.6 %n/a
Dagomba:4.3 %n/a
Dangme:4.3 %n/a
Kanuri:n/a4.1 %
Dagarte:3.7 %n/a
Ga:3.4 %n/a
Akyem:3.4 %n/a
Edo:n/a3.3 %
Akuapem:2.9 %n/a
Tiv:n/a2.3 %
Ijo:n/a1.8 %
Bura:n/a1.6 %
other:20.7 %9.4 %

Religions

 GhanaNigeria
Christianity:71.2 %40.0 %
Islam:17.6 %50.0 %
Native religions:5.2 %10.0 %
Nondenominational:5.2 %n/a
other:0.8 %0.0 %


Data inventory and updates

A country comparison like this can be based on several hundred individual data items from dozens of different sources. All data are based on the most recent data available to us. Most of them refer to the previous year and are updated around March of the following year. If a country has not yet published data for the most recent or penultimate year, we present the most recent official data. Updates are made on an ongoing basis depending on the subject area or source, so there is no single "cutoff date" for this comparison. Sources for almost all data can be found on our respective country pages.