Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Uganda instead of Cabo Verde, you would:

Health

be 55.1% less likely to be obese


In Cabo Verde, 11.8% of adults are obese. In Uganda, that number is 5.3% of people.

be 9.8 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Cabo Verde, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Uganda, that number is 5.9% of people.

live 16.5 years less


In Cabo Verde, the average life expectancy is 72 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women). In Uganda, that number is 56 years (54 years for men, 57 years for women).

Economy

be 28.7% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Cabo Verde, 30.0% live below the poverty line. In Uganda, however, that number is 21.4%.

make 65.2% less money


Cabo Verde has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Uganda, the GDP per capita is $2,400.

Life

have 2.1 times more children


In Cabo Verde, there are approximately 20.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Uganda, there are 42.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 8.2 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Cabo Verde, approximately 42.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Uganda, 343.0 women do.

be 2.6 times more likely to die during infancy


In Cabo Verde, approximately 21.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Uganda, on the other hand, 56.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 68.8% less likely to have access to electricity


In Cabo Verde, 71% of people have electricity access (84% in urban areas, and 47% in rural areas). In Uganda, that number is 22% of people on average (55% in urban areas, and 10% in rural areas).

be 13.8% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Cabo Verde, approximately 92% of people have improved drinking water access (94% in urban areas, and 87% in rural areas). In Uganda, that number is 79% of people on average (96% in urban areas, and 76% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 57.4% less on education


Cabo Verde spends 5.4% of its total GDP on education. Uganda spends 2.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 50.0% more on healthcare


Cabo Verde spends 4.8% 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 Cabo Verde? 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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