Comparing United States to Uganda

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If you lived in Uganda instead of United States, you would:


MAKE 97.2% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Uganda  UGANDA ($1,500.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Uganda, that number is $1,500.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Uganda GDP

LIVE 25.1 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Uganda  UGANDA (54.46 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Uganda, the average life expectancy is 54.46.
Category: United States vs. Uganda life expectancy

CONSUME 99.5% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Uganda  UGANDA (61 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Uganda, it is 61 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Uganda electricity consumption

BE 12 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Uganda  UGANDA (7.2% of people)
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That's 1100% more likely! In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Uganda, that number is 7.2%.
Category: United States vs. Uganda AIDS percentage

BE 24.6% LESS LIKELY TO HAVE ACCESS TO IMPROVED DRINKING WATER


United States  UNITED STATES (99.2% of people)
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Uganda  UGANDA (74.8% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Uganda, 74.8% do.
Category: United States vs. Uganda drinking water access

BE 9.86 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Uganda  UGANDA (60.82 per 1000 infants)
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That's 885.7% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Uganda, on the other hand, there are a total of 60.82 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Uganda infant mortality

HAVE 3.29 TIMES MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Uganda  UGANDA (44.17 babies per 1000 people)
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That's 229.1% more babies! In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Uganda, however, there are a total of 44.17 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Uganda birth rate

BE 62.3% MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Uganda  UGANDA (24.5% of people)
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In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Uganda, 24.5% are.
Category: United States vs. Uganda poverty

At a Glance: Uganda

  • Land Area: ~241 thousand sq km (United States is ~41 times bigger than Uganda)
  • Population: ~36 million people (283 million more people live in United States)

How big is Uganda compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Uganda (241,038 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Uganda

Uganda is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 241,038 sq km. The colonial boundaries created by Britain to delimit Uganda grouped together a wide range of ethnic groups with different political systems and cultures. These differences prevented the establishment of a working political community after independence was achieved in 1962. The dictatorial regime of Idi AMIN (1971-79) was responsible for the deaths of some 300,000 opponents; guerrilla war and human rights abuses under Milton OBOTE (1980-85) claimed at least another 100,000 lives. The rule of Yoweri MUSEVENI since 1986 has brought relative stability and economic growth to Uganda. A constitutional referendum in 2005 cancelled a 19-year ban on multi-party politics.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).