Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.3 years longer


In Tanzania, the average life expectancy is 64 years (62 years for men, 66 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 36.9% less likely to be obese


In Tanzania, 8.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Uganda, that number is 5.3% of people as of 2016.

be 23.9% more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Tanzania, 4.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Uganda, that number is 5.7% of people as of 2018.

Economy

make 25.0% less money


Tanzania has a GDP per capita of $3,200 as of 2017, while in Uganda, the GDP per capita is $2,400 as of 2017.

pay a 33.3% higher top tax rate


Tanzania has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Uganda, the top tax rate is 40.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 28.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Tanzania, approximately 524.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Uganda, 375.0 women do as of 2017.

be 10.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Tanzania, approximately 36.4 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 22.3% more children


In Tanzania, there are approximately 34.6 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 18.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Tanzania, approximately 68% of people have improved drinking water access (92% in urban areas, and 56% 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.

be 39.4% less likely to have access to electricity


In Tanzania, approximately 33% of people have electricity access (65% in urban areas, and 17% 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 23.5% less on education


Tanzania spends 3.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2014. Uganda spends 2.6% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

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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