Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 55.6% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Zimbabwe, 13.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Uganda, that number is 5.9% of people.

be 65.8% less likely to be obese

In Zimbabwe, 15.5% of adults are obese. In Uganda, that number is 5.3% of people.

live 4.5 years less

In Zimbabwe, the average life expectancy is 60 years (58 years for men, 62 years for women). In Uganda, that number is 56 years (54 years for men, 57 years for women).


be 16.8% less likely to be unemployed

In Zimbabwe, 11.3% of adults are unemployed. In Uganda, that number is 9.4%.

be 70.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Zimbabwe, 72.3% live below the poverty line. In Uganda, however, that number is 21.4%.

spend 20.0% less on taxes

Zimbabwe has a top tax rate of 50.0%. In Uganda, the top tax rate is 40.0%.


be 22.6% less likely to die during childbirth

In Zimbabwe, approximately 443.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Uganda, 343.0 women do.

have 25.4% more children

In Zimbabwe, there are approximately 34.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Uganda, there are 42.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 71.6% more likely to die during infancy

In Zimbabwe, approximately 32.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Uganda, on the other hand, 56.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 98.7% more likely to have internet access

In Zimbabwe, approximately 23.1% of the population has internet access. In Uganda, about 45.9% do.

be 45.0% less likely to have access to electricity

In Zimbabwe, 40% of people have electricity access (80% in urban areas, and 21% in rural areas). In Uganda, that number is 22% of people on average (55% in urban areas, and 10% in rural areas).


spend 72.6% less on education

Zimbabwe spends 8.4% of its total GDP on education. Uganda spends 2.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 12.5% more on healthcare

Zimbabwe spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Uganda, that number is 7.2% of GDP.

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 Zimbabwe? See an in-depth size comparison.

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


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