Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Uganda instead of Equatorial Guinea, you would:

Health

be 19.7% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Equatorial Guinea, 7.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Uganda, that number is 5.7% of people as of 2018.

live 2.5 years longer


In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In Uganda, that number is 68 years (66 years for men, 70 years for women) as of 2020.

be 33.8% less likely to be obese


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Uganda, that number is 5.3% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 51.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Equatorial Guinea, 44.0% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Uganda, however, that number is 21.4% as of 2017.

make 93.6% less money


Equatorial Guinea has a GDP per capita of $37,400 as of 2017, while in Uganda, the GDP per capita is $2,400 as of 2017.

pay a 14.3% higher top tax rate


Equatorial Guinea has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Uganda, the top tax rate is 40.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 45.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 59.7 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.

have 37.8% more children


In Equatorial Guinea, there are approximately 30.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Uganda, there are 42.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 24.6% more likely to die during childbirth


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 301.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Uganda, 375.0 women do as of 2017.

be 19.7% less likely to be literate


In Equatorial Guinea, the literacy rate is 95.3% as of 2015. In Uganda, it is 76.5% as of 2018.

Basic Needs

be 19.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 68% of people have improved drinking water access (82% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Uganda, that number is 81% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 77% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 70.5% less likely to have access to electricity


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 68% of people have electricity access (91% in urban areas, and 53% in rural areas) as of 2016. In Uganda, that number is 20% of people on average (23% in urban areas, and 19% in rural areas) 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 Equatorial Guinea? 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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