Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 36.9% less likely to be obese


In Tanzania, 8.4% of adults are obese. In Uganda, that number is 5.3% of people.

be 31.1% more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Tanzania, 4.5% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Uganda, that number is 5.9% of people.

live 6.7 years less


In Tanzania, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women). In Uganda, that number is 56 years (54 years for men, 57 years for women).

Economy

make 25.0% less money


Tanzania has a GDP per capita of $3,200, while in Uganda, the GDP per capita is $2,400.

spend 33.3% more on taxes


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

Life

have 20.5% more children


In Tanzania, there are approximately 35.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Uganda, there are 42.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 40.6% more likely to die during infancy


In Tanzania, approximately 39.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Uganda, on the other hand, 56.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 3.5 times more likely to have internet access


In Tanzania, approximately 13.0% of the population has internet access. In Uganda, about 45.9% do.

be 42.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Tanzania, approximately 56% of people have improved drinking water access (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas). In Uganda, that number is 79% of people on average (96% in urban areas, and 76% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 34.3% less on education


Tanzania spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Uganda spends 2.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 28.6% more on healthcare


Tanzania spends 5.6% 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 Tanzania? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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