Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 73.1% less likely to be obese

In Peru, 19.7% of adults are obese. In Uganda, that number is 5.3% of people.

be 19.7 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Peru, 0.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Uganda, that number is 5.9% of people.

live 18.1 years less

In Peru, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 76 years for women). In Uganda, that number is 56 years (54 years for men, 57 years for women).


make 82.0% less money

Peru has a GDP per capita of $13,300, while in Uganda, the GDP per capita is $2,400.

be 40.3% more likely to be unemployed

In Peru, 6.7% of adults are unemployed. In Uganda, that number is 9.4%.

spend 33.3% more on taxes

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


have 2.4 times more children

In Peru, there are approximately 17.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Uganda, there are 42.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 5.0 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Peru, approximately 68.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Uganda, 343.0 women do.

be 16.8% less likely to be literate

In Peru, the literacy rate is 94.2%. In Uganda, it is 78.4%.

be 3.0 times more likely to die during infancy

In Peru, approximately 18.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Uganda, on the other hand, 56.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 75.8% less likely to have access to electricity

In Peru, 91% of people have electricity access (98% in urban areas, and 73% in rural areas). In Uganda, that number is 22% of people on average (55% in urban areas, and 10% in rural areas).


spend 39.5% less on education

Peru spends 3.8% of its total GDP on education. Uganda spends 2.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 30.9% more on healthcare

Peru spends 5.5% 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 Peru? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Superintendencia Nacional de Aduanas y de Administración Tributaria, Uganda Revenue Authority.


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