Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 96.6% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Uganda, 5.9% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Germany, that number is 0.2% of people.

live 24.9 years longer


In Uganda, the average life expectancy is 56 years (54 years for men, 57 years for women). In Germany, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 4.2 times more likely to be obese


In Uganda, 5.3% of adults are obese. In Germany, that number is 22.3% of people.

Economy

make 21.0 times more money


Uganda has a GDP per capita of $2,400, while in Germany, the GDP per capita is $50,400.

be 59.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Uganda, 9.4% of adults are unemployed. In Germany, that number is 3.8%.

be 22.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Uganda, 21.4% live below the poverty line. In Germany, however, that number is 16.7%.

spend 18.8% more on taxes


Uganda has a top tax rate of 40.0%. In Germany, the top tax rate is 47.5%.

Life

be 98.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Uganda, approximately 343.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Germany, 6.0 women do.

be 93.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Uganda, approximately 56.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Germany, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 80.0% less children


In Uganda, there are approximately 42.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Germany, there are 8.6 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 Germany, 100% of the population do.

be 95.2% more likely to have internet access


In Uganda, approximately 45.9% of the population has internet access. In Germany, about 89.6% do.

be 26.6% 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 Germany, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 2.1 times more on education


Uganda spends 2.3% of its total GDP on education. Germany spends 4.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 56.9% more on healthcare


Uganda spends 7.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Germany, that number is 11.3% of GDP.

Germany: At a glance

Germany is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 348,672 sq km. As Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation (after Russia), Germany is a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945. With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR). The democratic FRG embedded itself in key Western economic and security organizations, the EC, which became the EU, and NATO, while the communist GDR was on the front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990. Since then, Germany has expended considerable funds to bring Eastern productivity and wages up to Western standards. In January 1999, Germany and 10 other EU countries introduced a common European exchange currency, the euro.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt), Uganda Revenue Authority.

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