Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 78.4% less likely to be obese


In Belarus, 24.5% of adults are obese. In Uganda, that number is 5.3% of people.

be 14.8 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Belarus, 0.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Uganda, that number is 5.9% of people.

live 17.1 years less


In Belarus, the average life expectancy is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women). In Uganda, that number is 56 years (54 years for men, 57 years for women).

Economy

make 87.3% less money


Belarus has a GDP per capita of $18,900, while in Uganda, the GDP per capita is $2,400.

be 9.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Belarus, 1.0% of adults are unemployed. In Uganda, that number is 9.4%.

be 3.8 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Belarus, 5.7% live below the poverty line. In Uganda, however, that number is 21.4%.

spend 3.1 times more on taxes


Belarus has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In Uganda, the top tax rate is 40.0%.

Life

have 4.2 times more children


In Belarus, there are approximately 10.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Uganda, there are 42.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 85.8 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Belarus, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Uganda, 343.0 women do.

be 21.4% less likely to be literate


In Belarus, the literacy rate is 99.7%. In Uganda, it is 78.4%.

be 15.6 times more likely to die during infancy


In Belarus, approximately 3.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Uganda, on the other hand, 56.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 78.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Belarus, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Uganda, 22% of the population do.

be 35.4% less likely to have internet access


In Belarus, approximately 71.1% 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 Belarus, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas). In Uganda, that number is 79% of people on average (96% in urban areas, and 76% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 54.0% less on education


Belarus spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Uganda spends 2.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 26.3% more on healthcare


Belarus spends 5.7% 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 Belarus? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus, Uganda Revenue Authority.

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