Quality of life comparison
If you lived in China instead of Uganda, you would:
live 7.9 years longer
In Uganda, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 70 years for women) as of 2020. In China, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.
be 17.0% more likely to be obese
In Uganda, 5.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In China, that number is 6.2% of people as of 2016.
make 7.6 times more money
Uganda has a GDP per capita of $2,400 as of 2017, while in China, the GDP per capita is $18,200 as of 2018.
be 58.5% less likely to be unemployed
In Uganda, 9.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In China, that number is 3.9% as of 2017.
be 84.6% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Uganda, 21.4% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In China, however, that number is 3.3% as of 2016.
pay a 12.5% higher top tax rate
Uganda has a top tax rate of 40.0% as of 2016. In China, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 92.3% less likely to die during childbirth
In Uganda, approximately 375.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In China, 29.0 women do as of 2017.
be 26.5% more likely to be literate
In Uganda, the literacy rate is 76.5% as of 2018. In China, it is 96.8% as of 2018.
be 65.0% less likely to die during infancy
In Uganda, approximately 32.6 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In China, on the other hand, 11.4 children do as of 2020.
have 72.6% fewer children
In Uganda, there are approximately 42.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In China, there are 11.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 5.0 times more likely to have access to electricity
In Uganda, approximately 20% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In China, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 2.3 times more likely to have internet access
In Uganda, approximately 23.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In China, about 54.3% do as of 2018.
be 14.9% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Uganda, approximately 81% of people have improved drinking water access (93% in urban areas, and 77% in rural areas) as of 2017. In China, that number is 93% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 88% in rural areas) as of 2017.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Uganda Revenue Authority, State Administration of Taxation.
China: At a glance
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