Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Uganda instead of American Samoa, you would:

Health

live 17.5 years less


In American Samoa, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women). In Uganda, that number is 56 years (54 years for men, 57 years for women).

Economy

be 68.5% less likely to be unemployed


In American Samoa, 29.8% of adults are unemployed. In Uganda, that number is 9.4%.

make 78.6% less money


American Samoa has a GDP per capita of $11,200, while in Uganda, the GDP per capita is $2,400.

Life

have 2.2 times more children


In American Samoa, there are approximately 19.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Uganda, there are 42.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 5.0 times more likely to die during infancy


In American Samoa, approximately 11.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Uganda, on the other hand, 56.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 46.6% more likely to have internet access


In American Samoa, approximately 31.3% of the population has internet access. In Uganda, about 45.9% do.

be 62.7% less likely to have access to electricity


In American Samoa, 59% of people have electricity access (60% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas). In Uganda, that number is 22% of people on average (55% in urban areas, and 10% in rural areas).

be 21.0% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In American Samoa, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas). In Uganda, that number is 79% of people on average (96% in urban areas, and 76% in rural areas).

Uganda: At a glance

Uganda is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 197,100 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.

How big is Uganda compared to American Samoa? 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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