Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Uganda instead of El Salvador, you would:

Health

be 78.5% less likely to be obese


In El Salvador, 24.6% 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 El Salvador, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Uganda, that number is 5.9% of people.

live 19.0 years less


In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In Uganda, that number is 56 years (54 years for men, 57 years for women).

Economy

be 34.6% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In El Salvador, 32.7% live below the poverty line. In Uganda, however, that number is 21.4%.

make 73.0% less money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Uganda, the GDP per capita is $2,400.

be 34.3% more likely to be unemployed


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

spend 33.3% more on taxes


El Salvador has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Uganda, the top tax rate is 40.0%.

Life

be 10.9% less likely to be literate


In El Salvador, the literacy rate is 88.0%. In Uganda, it is 78.4%.

have 2.6 times more children


In El Salvador, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Uganda, there are 42.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 6.4 times more likely to die during childbirth


In El Salvador, approximately 54.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Uganda, 343.0 women do.

be 3.3 times more likely to die during infancy


In El Salvador, approximately 16.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Uganda, on the other hand, 56.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 58.3% more likely to have internet access


In El Salvador, approximately 29.0% of the population has internet access. In Uganda, about 45.9% do.

be 76.6% less likely to have access to electricity


In El Salvador, 94% of people have electricity access (98% in urban areas, and 86% in rural areas). In Uganda, that number is 22% of people on average (55% in urban areas, and 10% in rural areas).

be 15.8% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In El Salvador, approximately 94% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 86% in rural areas). In Uganda, that number is 79% of people on average (96% in urban areas, and 76% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 34.3% less on education


El Salvador spends 3.5% 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 El Salvador? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Uganda Revenue Authority.

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