Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Kenya instead of Canada, you would:
be 75.9% less likely to be obese
In Canada, 29.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Kenya, that number is 7.1% of people as of 2016.
live 14.1 years less
In Canada, the average life expectancy is 84 years (82 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022. In Kenya, that number is 70 years (68 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2022.
make 90.8% less money
Canada has a GDP per capita of $45,900 as of 2020, while in Kenya, the GDP per capita is $4,200 as of 2020.
be 7.1 times more likely to be unemployed
In Canada, 5.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Kenya, that number is 40.0% as of 2013.
be 3.8 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Canada, 9.4% live below the poverty line as of 2008. In Kenya, however, that number is 36.1% as of 2016.
have 2.6 times more children
In Canada, there are approximately 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Kenya, there are 26.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 34.2 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Canada, approximately 10.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Kenya, 342.0 women do as of 2017.
be 6.4 times more likely to die during infancy
In Canada, approximately 4.4 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Kenya, on the other hand, 27.9 children do as of 2022.
be 15.0% less likely to have access to electricity
In Canada, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2020. In Kenya, 85% of the population do as of 2019.
be 81.6% less likely to have internet access
In Canada, approximately 97.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Kenya, about 17.8% do as of 2018.
be 28.2% less likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Canada, approximately 99% of people have improved drinking water access (99% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas) as of 2020. In Kenya, that number is 71% of people on average (91% in urban areas, and 63% in rural areas) as of 2020.
spend 57.4% less on healthcare
Canada spends 10.8% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Kenya, that number is 4.6% of GDP as of 2019.
see 99.7% less coastline
Canada has a total of 202,080 km of coastline. In Kenya, that number is 536 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Kenya: At a glance
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