Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Uganda instead of Bangladesh, you would:

Health

be 59.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Bangladesh, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Uganda, that number is 5.9% of people.

live 17.5 years less


In Bangladesh, 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).

be 47.2% more likely to be obese


In Bangladesh, 3.6% of adults are obese. In Uganda, that number is 5.3% of people.

Economy

be 11.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Bangladesh, 24.3% live below the poverty line. In Uganda, however, that number is 21.4%.

make 42.9% less money


Bangladesh has a GDP per capita of $4,200, while in Uganda, the GDP per capita is $2,400.

be 2.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Bangladesh, 4.0% of adults are unemployed. In Uganda, that number is 9.4%.

spend 33.3% more on taxes


Bangladesh has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Uganda, the top tax rate is 40.0%.

Life

have 2.3 times more children


In Bangladesh, there are approximately 18.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Uganda, there are 42.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 94.9% more likely to die during childbirth


In Bangladesh, approximately 176.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Uganda, 343.0 women do.

be 77.0% more likely to die during infancy


In Bangladesh, approximately 31.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Uganda, on the other hand, 56.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 2.5 times more likely to have internet access


In Bangladesh, approximately 18.2% of the population has internet access. In Uganda, about 45.9% do.

be 63.3% less likely to have access to electricity


In Bangladesh, 60% of people have electricity access (90% in urban areas, and 49% in rural areas). In Uganda, that number is 22% of people on average (55% in urban areas, and 10% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 2.6 times more on healthcare


Bangladesh spends 2.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Uganda, that number is 7.2% of GDP.

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 Bangladesh? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, National Board of Revenue (NBR), Bangladesh, Uganda Revenue Authority.

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