Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 78.0% less likely to be obese

In Ukraine, 24.1% of adults are obese. In Uganda, that number is 5.3% of people.

be 6.6 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Ukraine, 0.9% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Uganda, that number is 5.9% of people.

live 16.2 years less

In Ukraine, the average life expectancy is 72 years (67 years for men, 77 years for women). In Uganda, that number is 56 years (54 years for men, 57 years for women).


make 72.4% less money

Ukraine has a GDP per capita of $8,700, while in Uganda, the GDP per capita is $2,400.

be 5.6 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Ukraine, 3.8% live below the poverty line. In Uganda, however, that number is 21.4%.

spend 2.2 times more on taxes

Ukraine has a top tax rate of 18.0%. In Uganda, the top tax rate is 40.0%.


have 4.2 times more children

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

be 14.3 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Ukraine, approximately 24.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Uganda, 343.0 women do.

be 21.4% less likely to be literate

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

be 7.2 times more likely to die during infancy

In Ukraine, approximately 7.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Uganda, on the other hand, 56.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 78.0% less likely to have access to electricity

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

be 12.6% less likely to have internet access

In Ukraine, approximately 52.5% of the population has internet access. In Uganda, about 45.9% do.

be 17.9% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Ukraine, approximately 96% of people have improved drinking water access (96% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas). In Uganda, that number is 79% of people on average (96% in urban areas, and 76% in rural areas).


spend 61.0% less on education

Ukraine spends 5.9% of its total GDP on education. Uganda spends 2.3% of total GDP on education.

Uganda: At a glance

Uganda is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 197,100 sq km. The colonial boundaries created by Britain to delimit Uganda grouped together a wide range of ethnic groups with different political systems and cultures. These differences prevented the establishment of a working political community after independence was achieved in 1962. The dictatorial regime of Idi AMIN (1971-79) was responsible for the deaths of some 300,000 opponents; guerrilla war and human rights abuses under Milton OBOTE (1980-85) claimed at least another 100,000 lives. The rule of Yoweri MUSEVENI since 1986 has brought relative stability and economic growth to Uganda. A constitutional referendum in 2005 cancelled a 19-year ban on multi-party politics.

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

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Revenue and Duties of Ukraine, Uganda Revenue Authority.


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