Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 77.1% less likely to be obese


In Barbados, 23.1% of adults are obese. In Uganda, that number is 5.3% of people.

be 3.7 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Barbados, 1.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Uganda, that number is 5.9% of people.

live 19.6 years less


In Barbados, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women). In Uganda, that number is 56 years (54 years for men, 57 years for women).

Economy

be 10.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Barbados, 10.5% of adults are unemployed. In Uganda, that number is 9.4%.

make 87.2% less money


Barbados has a GDP per capita of $18,700, while in Uganda, the GDP per capita is $2,400.

spend 19.4% more on taxes


Barbados has a top tax rate of 33.5%. In Uganda, the top tax rate is 40.0%.

Life

have 3.7 times more children


In Barbados, there are approximately 11.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Uganda, there are 42.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 12.7 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Barbados, approximately 27.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Uganda, 343.0 women do.

be 5.5 times more likely to die during infancy


In Barbados, approximately 10.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Uganda, on the other hand, 56.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 75.8% less likely to have access to electricity


In Barbados, 91% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas). In Uganda, that number is 22% of people on average (55% in urban areas, and 10% in rural areas).

be 42.3% less likely to have internet access


In Barbados, approximately 79.5% of the population has internet access. In Uganda, about 45.9% do.

be 20.8% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Barbados, 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).

Expenditures

spend 54.9% less on education


Barbados spends 5.1% of its total GDP on education. Uganda spends 2.3% of total GDP on education.

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 Barbados? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Barbados, Uganda Revenue Authority.

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