Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 93.2% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Uganda, 5.9% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Belarus, that number is 0.4% of people.

live 17.1 years longer


In Uganda, the average life expectancy is 56 years (54 years for men, 57 years for women). In Belarus, that number is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 4.6 times more likely to be obese


In Uganda, 5.3% of adults are obese. In Belarus, that number is 24.5% of people.

Economy

make 7.9 times more money


Uganda has a GDP per capita of $2,400, while in Belarus, the GDP per capita is $18,900.

be 89.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Uganda, 9.4% of adults are unemployed. In Belarus, that number is 1.0%.

be 73.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Uganda, 21.4% live below the poverty line. In Belarus, however, that number is 5.7%.

spend 67.5% less on taxes


Uganda has a top tax rate of 40.0%. In Belarus, the top tax rate is 13.0%.

Life

be 98.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In Uganda, approximately 343.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Belarus, 4.0 women do.

be 27.2% more likely to be literate


In Uganda, the literacy rate is 78.4%. In Belarus, it is 99.7%.

be 93.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Uganda, approximately 56.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Belarus, on the other hand, 3.6 children do.

have 76.0% fewer children


In Uganda, there are approximately 42.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Belarus, there are 10.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 4.5 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Uganda, 22% of the population has electricity access. In Belarus, 100% of the population do.

be 54.9% more likely to have internet access


In Uganda, approximately 45.9% of the population has internet access. In Belarus, about 71.1% do.

be 26.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Uganda, approximately 79% of people have improved drinking water access (96% in urban areas, and 76% in rural areas). In Belarus, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 20.8% less on healthcare


Uganda spends 7.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Belarus, that number is 5.7% of GDP.

spend 2.2 times more on education


Uganda spends 2.3% of its total GDP on education. Belarus spends 5.0% of total GDP on education.

Belarus: At a glance

Belarus is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 202,900 sq km. After seven decades as a constituent republic of the USSR, Belarus attained its independence in 1991. It has retained closer political and economic ties to Russia than have any of the other former Soviet republics. Belarus and Russia signed a treaty on a two-state union on 8 December 1999 envisioning greater political and economic integration. Although Belarus agreed to a framework to carry out the accord, serious implementation has yet to take place. Since his election in July 1994 as the country's first directly elected president, Aleksandr LUKASHENKO has steadily consolidated his power through authoritarian means and a centralized economic system. Government restrictions on freedom of speech and the press, peaceful assembly, and religion remain in place.

How big is Belarus compared to Uganda? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Uganda Revenue Authority, Ministry for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus.

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