Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Kenya instead of Afghanistan, you would:
live 16.2 years longer
In Afghanistan, the average life expectancy is 53 years (51 years for men, 54 years for women) as of 2020. In Kenya, that number is 69 years (67 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020.
be 47.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Afghanistan, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Kenya, that number is 4.7% of people as of 2018.
be 29.1% more likely to be obese
In Afghanistan, 5.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Kenya, that number is 7.1% of people as of 2016.
make 75.0% more money
Afghanistan has a GDP per capita of $2,000 as of 2017, while in Kenya, the GDP per capita is $3,500 as of 2017.
be 33.8% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Afghanistan, 54.5% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In Kenya, however, that number is 36.1% as of 2016.
be 67.4% more likely to be unemployed
In Afghanistan, 23.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Kenya, that number is 40.0% as of 2013.
pay a 50.0% higher top tax rate
Afghanistan has a top tax rate of 20.0% as of 2016. In Kenya, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.
be 46.4% less likely to die during childbirth
In Afghanistan, approximately 638.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Kenya, 342.0 women do as of 2017.
be 89.5% more likely to be literate
In Afghanistan, the literacy rate is 43.0% as of 2018. In Kenya, it is 81.5% as of 2018.
be 71.4% less likely to die during infancy
In Afghanistan, approximately 104.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Kenya, on the other hand, 29.8 children do as of 2020.
have 25.9% fewer children
In Afghanistan, there are approximately 36.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Kenya, there are 27.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 32.1% more likely to have internet access
In Afghanistan, approximately 13.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Kenya, about 17.8% do as of 2018.
be 33.4% less likely to have access to electricity
In Afghanistan, approximately 84% of people have electricity access (98% in urban areas, and 79% in rural areas) as of 2012. In Kenya, that number is 56% of people on average (78% in urban areas, and 39% in rural areas) as of 2017.
spend 26.8% more on education
Afghanistan spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Kenya spends 5.2% of total GDP on education as of 2017.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, Afghanistan Revenue Department.
Kenya: At a glance
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