If you lived in Republic of the Congo instead of Uganda, you would:

Health

be 54.4% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Uganda, 5.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Republic of the Congo, that number is 2.6% of people as of 2018.

live 6.9 years less

In Uganda, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 70 years for women) as of 2020. In Republic of the Congo, that number is 61 years (60 years for men, 63 years for women) as of 2020.

be 81.1% more likely to be obese

In Uganda, 5.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Republic of the Congo, that number is 9.6% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 2.8 times more money

Uganda has a GDP per capita of $2,400 as of 2017, while in Republic of the Congo, the GDP per capita is $6,800 as of 2017.

be 3.8 times more likely to be unemployed

In Uganda, 9.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Republic of the Congo, that number is 36.0% as of 2014.

be 2.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Uganda, 21.4% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In Republic of the Congo, however, that number is 46.5% as of 2011.

Life

be 55.5% more likely to die during infancy

In Uganda, approximately 32.6 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Republic of the Congo, on the other hand, 50.7 children do as of 2020.

have 22.9% fewer children

In Uganda, there are approximately 42.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Republic of the Congo, there are 32.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 2.8 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Uganda, approximately 20% of people have electricity access (23% in urban areas, and 19% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Republic of the Congo, that number is 57% of people on average (74% in urban areas, and 23% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 63.5% less likely to have internet access

In Uganda, approximately 23.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Republic of the Congo, about 8.7% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 76.9% more on education

Uganda spends 2.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Republic of the Congo spends 4.6% of total GDP on education as of 2015.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

Republic of the Congo: At a glance

Republic of the Congo is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 341,500 sq km. Upon independence in 1960, the former French region of Middle Congo became the Republic of the Congo. A quarter century of experimentation with Marxism was abandoned in 1990 and a democratically elected government took office in 1992. A brief civil war in 1997 restored former Marxist President Denis SASSOU-Nguesso, and ushered in a period of ethnic and political unrest. Southern-based rebel groups agreed to a final peace accord in March 2003, but the calm is tenuous and refugees continue to present a humanitarian crisis. The Republic of Congo is one of Africa's largest petroleum producers, but with declining production it will need new offshore oil finds to sustain its oil earnings over the long term.
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