United States compared to Uganda

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make 96.3% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Uganda Uganda ($2,100 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Uganda, the GDP per capita is $2,100.
Category: United States vs. Uganda - GDP Per Capita

live 24.4 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Uganda Uganda (55.4 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Uganda, the average life expectancy is 55.4 years.
Category: United States vs. Uganda - Life Expectancy

consume 99.4% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Uganda Uganda (70 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Uganda, that number is 70 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Uganda - Electricity Consumption

have 3.5 times more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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Uganda Uganda (43.4 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Uganda, that number is 43.4 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Uganda - Birth Rate

be 30.5% more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people - 2010 est.)
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Uganda Uganda (19.7% of people - 2013 est.)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Uganda, that number is 19.7% of people.
Category: United States vs. Uganda - Poverty Line

be 20.4% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


United States United States (99.2% of people)
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Uganda Uganda (79% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Uganda, 79% of people do.
Category: United States vs. Uganda - Access to Drinking Water

be 9.9 times more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Uganda Uganda (57.6 per 1,000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 5.8 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Uganda, on the other hand, 57.6 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Uganda - Infant Mortality

The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook.


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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.

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