Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 75.8% less likely to be obese


In Iceland, 21.9% of adults are obese. In Uganda, that number is 5.3% of people.

live 27.2 years less


In Iceland, the average life expectancy is 83 years (81 years for men, 85 years for women). In Uganda, that number is 56 years (54 years for men, 57 years for women).

Economy

spend 13.6% less on taxes


Iceland has a top tax rate of 46.3%. In Uganda, the top tax rate is 40.0%.

make 95.4% less money


Iceland has a GDP per capita of $51,800, while in Uganda, the GDP per capita is $2,400.

be 3.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Iceland, 2.8% of adults are unemployed. In Uganda, that number is 9.4%.

Life

have 3.1 times more children


In Iceland, there are approximately 13.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Uganda, there are 42.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 114.3 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Iceland, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Uganda, 343.0 women do.

be 26.7 times more likely to die during infancy


In Iceland, approximately 2.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Uganda, on the other hand, 56.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 78.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Iceland, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Uganda, 22% of the population do.

be 53.3% less likely to have internet access


In Iceland, approximately 98.2% of the population has internet access. In Uganda, about 45.9% do.

be 21.0% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Iceland, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas). In Uganda, that number is 79% of people on average (96% in urban areas, and 76% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 70.5% less on education


Iceland spends 7.8% of its total GDP on education. Uganda spends 2.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 19.1% less on healthcare


Iceland spends 8.9% 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 Iceland? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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