Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 73.4% less likely to be obese

In Ecuador, 19.9% of adults are obese. In Uganda, that number is 5.3% of people.

be 19.7 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Ecuador, 0.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Uganda, that number is 5.9% of people.

live 21.1 years less

In Ecuador, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women). In Uganda, that number is 56 years (54 years for men, 57 years for women).


make 79.1% less money

Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Uganda, the GDP per capita is $2,400.

be 2.0 times more likely to be unemployed

In Ecuador, 4.6% of adults are unemployed. In Uganda, that number is 9.4%.

spend 14.3% more on taxes

Ecuador has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Uganda, the top tax rate is 40.0%.


have 2.4 times more children

In Ecuador, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Uganda, there are 42.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 5.4 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Ecuador, approximately 64.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Uganda, 343.0 women do.

be 16.9% less likely to be literate

In Ecuador, the literacy rate is 94.4%. In Uganda, it is 78.4%.

be 3.4 times more likely to die during infancy

In Ecuador, approximately 16.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Uganda, on the other hand, 56.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 77.3% less likely to have access to electricity

In Ecuador, 97% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 92% in rural areas). In Uganda, that number is 22% of people on average (55% in urban areas, and 10% in rural areas).

be 15.2% less likely to have internet access

In Ecuador, approximately 54.1% of the population has internet access. In Uganda, about 45.9% do.


spend 54.0% less on education

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

spend 21.7% less on healthcare

Ecuador spends 9.2% 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 Ecuador? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Servicio de Rentas Internas del Ecuador, Uganda Revenue Authority.


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