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

Health

be 77.1% less likely to be obese

In Poland, 23.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Uganda, that number is 5.3% of people as of 2016.

live 10.1 years less

In Poland, the average life expectancy is 78 years (74 years for men, 82 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 91.9% less money

Poland has a GDP per capita of $29,600 as of 2017, while in Uganda, the GDP per capita is $2,400 as of 2017.

be 91.8% more likely to be unemployed

In Poland, 4.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Uganda, that number is 9.4% as of 2014.

be 21.6% more likely to live below the poverty line

In Poland, 17.6% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Uganda, however, that number is 21.4% as of 2017.

pay a 25.0% higher top tax rate

Poland has a top tax rate of 32.0% as of 2016. In Uganda, the top tax rate is 40.0% as of 2016.

Life

have 4.8 times more children

In Poland, there are approximately 8.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Uganda, there are 42.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 187.5 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Poland, approximately 2.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Uganda, 375.0 women do as of 2017.

be 23.3% less likely to be literate

In Poland, the literacy rate is 99.8% as of 2015. In Uganda, it is 76.5% as of 2018.

be 7.6 times more likely to die during infancy

In Poland, approximately 4.3 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 Poland, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Uganda, 20% of the population do as of 2017.

be 69.4% less likely to have internet access

In Poland, approximately 77.5% 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 Poland, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 100% 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 43.5% less on education

Poland spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Uganda spends 2.6% of total GDP on education as of 2017.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Poland, Uganda Revenue Authority.

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.
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