Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 51.4% less likely to be obese


In Ghana, 10.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Uganda, that number is 5.3% of people as of 2016.

be 3.4 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Ghana, 1.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Uganda, that number is 5.7% of people as of 2018.

Economy

be 21.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Ghana, 11.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Uganda, that number is 9.4% as of 2014.

be 11.6% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Ghana, 24.2% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Uganda, however, that number is 21.4% as of 2017.

make 48.9% less money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in Uganda, the GDP per capita is $2,400 as of 2017.

pay a 60.0% higher top tax rate


Ghana has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In Uganda, the top tax rate is 40.0% as of 2016.

Life

have 42.9% more children


In Ghana, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Uganda, there are 42.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 21.8% more likely to die during childbirth


In Ghana, approximately 308.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Uganda, 375.0 women do as of 2017.

Basic Needs

be 74.8% less likely to have access to electricity


In Ghana, approximately 79% of people have electricity access (90% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Uganda, that number is 20% of people on average (23% in urban areas, and 19% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 39.2% less likely to have internet access


In Ghana, approximately 39.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Uganda, about 23.7% do as of 2018.

be 10.1% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Ghana, approximately 90% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 81% 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.

Expenditures

spend 27.8% less on education


Ghana spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Uganda spends 2.6% of total GDP on education 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 Ghana? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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