Quality of Life Comparison


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


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

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

live 19.1 years longer

In Uganda, the average life expectancy is 56 years (54 years for men, 57 years for women). In Lithuania, that number is 75 years (70 years for men, 81 years for women).

be 5.0 times more likely to be obese

In Uganda, 5.3% of adults are obese. In Lithuania, that number is 26.3% of people.


make 13.5 times more money

Uganda has a GDP per capita of $2,400, while in Lithuania, the GDP per capita is $32,300.

be 25.5% less likely to be unemployed

In Uganda, 9.4% of adults are unemployed. In Lithuania, that number is 7.0%.

spend 62.5% less on taxes

Uganda has a top tax rate of 40.0%. In Lithuania, the top tax rate is 15.0%.


be 97.1% less likely to die during childbirth

In Uganda, approximately 343.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Lithuania, 10.0 women do.

be 27.3% more likely to be literate

In Uganda, the literacy rate is 78.4%. In Lithuania, it is 99.8%.

be 93.2% less likely to die during infancy

In Uganda, approximately 56.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Lithuania, on the other hand, 3.8 children do.

have 76.9% fewer children

In Uganda, there are approximately 42.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Lithuania, there are 9.9 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 Lithuania, 100% of the population do.

be 62.1% more likely to have internet access

In Uganda, approximately 45.9% of the population has internet access. In Lithuania, about 74.4% do.

be 22.3% 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 Lithuania, that number is 97% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 90% in rural areas).


spend 95.7% more on education

Uganda spends 2.3% of its total GDP on education. Lithuania spends 4.5% of total GDP on education.

Lithuania: At a glance

Lithuania is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 62,680 sq km. Lithuanian lands were united under MINDAUGAS in 1236; over the next century, through alliances and conquest, Lithuania extended its territory to include most of present-day Belarus and Ukraine. By the end of the 14th century Lithuania was the largest state in Europe. An alliance with Poland in 1386 led the two countries into a union through the person of a common ruler. In 1569, Lithuania and Poland formally united into a single dual state, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. This entity survived until 1795 when its remnants were partitioned by surrounding countries. Lithuania regained its independence following World War I but was annexed by the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US and many other countries. On 11 March 1990, Lithuania became the first of the Soviet republics to declare its independence, but Moscow did not recognize this proclamation until September of 1991 (following the abortive coup in Moscow). The last Russian troops withdrew in 1993. Lithuania subsequently restructured its economy for integration into Western European institutions; it joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004. In January 2014, Lithuania assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2014-15 term.

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

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


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