Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Uganda instead of Hong Kong, you would:

Health

live 15.0 years less


In Hong Kong, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020. In Uganda, that number is 68 years (66 years for men, 70 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 96.3% less money


Hong Kong has a GDP per capita of $64,500 as of 2018, while in Uganda, the GDP per capita is $2,400 as of 2017.

be 3.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Hong Kong, 3.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Uganda, that number is 9.4% as of 2014.

pay a 2.7 times higher top tax rate


Hong Kong has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Uganda, the top tax rate is 40.0% as of 2016.

Life

have 5.0 times more children


In Hong Kong, there are approximately 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Uganda, there are 42.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 12.1 times more likely to die during infancy


In Hong Kong, approximately 2.7 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.

Basic Needs

be 80.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Hong Kong, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Uganda, 20% of the population do as of 2017.

be 73.5% less likely to have internet access


In Hong Kong, approximately 89.4% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Uganda, about 23.7% do as of 2018.

be 19.2% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Hong Kong, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Uganda, 81% of people do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 21.2% less on education


Hong Kong spends 3.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. 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 Hong Kong? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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