Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 81.1% less likely to be obese


In Chile, 28.0% 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 Chile, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Uganda, that number is 5.9% of people.

live 23.0 years less


In Chile, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women). In Uganda, that number is 56 years (54 years for men, 57 years for women).

Economy

make 90.2% less money


Chile has a GDP per capita of $24,500, while in Uganda, the GDP per capita is $2,400.

be 34.3% more likely to be unemployed


In Chile, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Uganda, that number is 9.4%.

be 48.6% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Chile, 14.4% live below the poverty line. In Uganda, however, that number is 21.4%.

Life

be 19.6% less likely to be literate


In Chile, the literacy rate is 97.5%. In Uganda, it is 78.4%.

have 3.2 times more children


In Chile, there are approximately 13.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Uganda, there are 42.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 15.6 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Chile, approximately 22.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Uganda, 343.0 women do.

be 8.5 times more likely to die during infancy


In Chile, approximately 6.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Uganda, on the other hand, 56.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 77.9% less likely to have access to electricity


In Chile, 100% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas). In Uganda, that number is 22% of people on average (55% in urban areas, and 10% in rural areas).

be 30.5% less likely to have internet access


In Chile, approximately 66.0% of the population has internet access. In Uganda, about 45.9% do.

be 20.2% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Chile, approximately 99% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas). In Uganda, that number is 79% of people on average (96% in urban areas, and 76% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 53.1% less on education


Chile spends 4.9% 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 Chile? 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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