Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Uganda instead of British Virgin Islands, you would:

Health

live 11.0 years less


In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (78 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Uganda, that number is 68 years (66 years for men, 70 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 93.0% less money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200 as of 2017, while in Uganda, the GDP per capita is $2,400 as of 2017.

be 3.2 times more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Uganda, that number is 9.4% as of 2014.

Life

have 3.8 times more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Uganda, there are 42.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 3.0 times more likely to die during infancy


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 11.0 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Uganda, on the other hand, 32.6 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 45.6% less likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Uganda, about 23.7% do as of 2018.

be 19.2% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Uganda, 81% of people do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 18.8% less on education


British Virgin Islands spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Uganda spends 2.6% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

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 British Virgin Islands? 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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