Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 19.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Vietnam, 0.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Uganda, that number is 5.7% of people as of 2018.

live 6.2 years less


In Vietnam, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020. In Uganda, that number is 68 years (66 years for men, 70 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.5 times more likely to be obese


In Vietnam, 2.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Uganda, that number is 5.3% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 65.2% less money


Vietnam has a GDP per capita of $6,900 as of 2017, while in Uganda, the GDP per capita is $2,400 as of 2017.

be 4.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Vietnam, 2.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Uganda, that number is 9.4% as of 2014.

be 2.7 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Vietnam, 8.0% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In Uganda, however, that number is 21.4% as of 2017.

pay a 14.3% higher top tax rate


Vietnam has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Uganda, the top tax rate is 40.0% as of 2016.

Life

have 2.9 times more children


In Vietnam, there are approximately 14.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Uganda, there are 42.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 8.7 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Vietnam, approximately 43.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Uganda, 375.0 women do as of 2017.

be 19.5% less likely to be literate


In Vietnam, the literacy rate is 95.0% as of 2018. In Uganda, it is 76.5% as of 2018.

be 2.1 times more likely to die during infancy


In Vietnam, approximately 15.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Uganda, on the other hand, 32.6 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 79.8% less likely to have access to electricity


In Vietnam, approximately 99% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Uganda, that number is 20% of people on average (23% in urban areas, and 19% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 66.3% less likely to have internet access


In Vietnam, approximately 70.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Uganda, about 23.7% do as of 2018.

be 14.7% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Vietnam, approximately 95% of people have improved drinking water access (99% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Uganda, that number is 81% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 77% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 54.4% less on education


Vietnam spends 5.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Uganda spends 2.6% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

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 Vietnam? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, General Department Of Taxation - Ministry Of Finance, Uganda Revenue Authority.

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