Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.3 years longer


In Yemen, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 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 69.0% less likely to be obese


In Yemen, 17.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Uganda, that number is 5.3% of people as of 2016.

be 57.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Yemen, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Uganda, that number is 5.7% of people as of 2018.

Economy

be 65.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Yemen, 27.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Uganda, that number is 9.4% as of 2014.

be 60.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Yemen, 54.0% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Uganda, however, that number is 21.4% as of 2017.

pay a 2.7 times higher top tax rate


Yemen has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Uganda, the top tax rate is 40.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 22.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Yemen, approximately 41.9 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.

have 64.0% more children


In Yemen, there are approximately 25.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Uganda, there are 42.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 2.3 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Yemen, approximately 164.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Uganda, 375.0 women do as of 2017.

Basic Needs

be 57.4% less likely to have access to electricity


In Yemen, approximately 47% of people have electricity access (72% in urban areas, and 32% 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 11.3% less likely to have internet access


In Yemen, approximately 26.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Uganda, about 23.7% do as of 2018.

be 12.2% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Yemen, approximately 92% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 88% 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.

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 Yemen? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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