If you lived in Uganda instead of Republic of the Congo, you would:

Health

live 6.9 years longer

In Republic of the Congo, the average life expectancy is 61 years (60 years for men, 63 years for women) as of 2020. In Uganda, that number is 68 years (66 years for men, 70 years for women) as of 2020.

be 44.8% less likely to be obese

In Republic of the Congo, 9.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Uganda, that number is 5.3% of people as of 2016.

be 2.2 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Republic of the Congo, 2.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Uganda, that number is 5.7% of people as of 2018.

Economy

be 73.9% less likely to be unemployed

In Republic of the Congo, 36.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Uganda, that number is 9.4% as of 2014.

be 54.0% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Republic of the Congo, 46.5% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Uganda, however, that number is 21.4% as of 2017.

make 64.7% less money

Republic of the Congo has a GDP per capita of $6,800 as of 2017, while in Uganda, the GDP per capita is $2,400 as of 2017.

Life

be 35.7% less likely to die during infancy

In Republic of the Congo, approximately 50.7 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.

have 29.8% more children

In Republic of the Congo, there are approximately 32.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Uganda, there are 42.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 2.7 times more likely to have internet access

In Republic of the Congo, approximately 8.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Uganda, about 23.7% do as of 2018.

be 64.7% less likely to have access to electricity

In Republic of the Congo, approximately 57% of people have electricity access (74% in urban areas, and 23% 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.

Expenditures

spend 43.5% less on education

Republic of the Congo spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. 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.

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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