Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Kenya instead of Croatia, you would:


be 70.9% less likely to be obese

In Croatia, 24.4% of adults are obese. In Kenya, that number is 7.1% of people.

be 48.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Croatia, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Kenya, that number is 4.8% of people.

live 11.8 years less

In Croatia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women). In Kenya, that number is 64 years (63 years for men, 66 years for women).


spend 36.4% less on taxes

Croatia has a top tax rate of 47.2%. In Kenya, the top tax rate is 30.0%.

make 85.7% less money

Croatia has a GDP per capita of $24,400, while in Kenya, the GDP per capita is $3,500.

be 3.2 times more likely to be unemployed

In Croatia, 12.4% of adults are unemployed. In Kenya, that number is 40.0%.

be 85.1% more likely to be live below the poverty line

In Croatia, 19.5% live below the poverty line. In Kenya, however, that number is 36.1%.


have 2.7 times more children

In Croatia, there are approximately 8.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Kenya, there are 23.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 63.8 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Croatia, approximately 8.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Kenya, 510.0 women do.

be 21.5% less likely to be literate

In Croatia, the literacy rate is 99.3%. In Kenya, it is 78.0%.

be 4.0 times more likely to die during infancy

In Croatia, approximately 9.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Kenya, on the other hand, 37.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 80.0% less likely to have access to electricity

In Croatia, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Kenya, 20% of the population do.

be 64.2% less likely to have internet access

In Croatia, approximately 72.7% of the population has internet access. In Kenya, about 26.0% do.

be 36.5% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Croatia, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas). In Kenya, that number is 63% of people on average (82% in urban areas, and 57% in rural areas).


spend 26.9% less on healthcare

Croatia spends 7.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Kenya, that number is 5.7% of GDP.

spend 15.2% more on education

Croatia spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education. Kenya spends 5.3% of total GDP on education.


see 90.8% less coastline

Croatia has a total of 5,835 km of coastline. In Kenya, that number is 536 km.

Kenya: At a glance

Kenya is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 569,140 sq km. Founding president and liberation struggle icon Jomo KENYATTA led Kenya from independence in 1963 until his death in 1978, when President Daniel MOI took power in a constitutional succession. The country was a de facto one-party state from 1969 until 1982 when the ruling Kenya African National Union (KANU) made itself the sole legal party in Kenya. MOI acceded to internal and external pressure for political liberalization in late 1991. The ethnically fractured opposition failed to dislodge KANU from power in elections in 1992 and 1997, which were marred by violence and fraud, but were viewed as having generally reflected the will of the Kenyan people. President MOI stepped down in December 2002 following fair and peaceful elections. Mwai KIBAKI, running as the candidate of the multiethnic, united opposition group, the National Rainbow Coalition (NARC), defeated KANU candidate Uhuru KENYATTA and assumed the presidency following a campaign centered on an anticorruption platform. KIBAKI's NARC coalition splintered in 2005 over a constitutional review process. Government defectors joined with KANU to form a new opposition coalition, the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), which defeated the government's draft constitution in a popular referendum in November 2005. KIBAKI's reelection in December 2007 brought charges of vote rigging from ODM candidate Raila ODINGA and unleashed two months of violence in which as many as 1,500 people died. African Union-sponsored mediation led by former UN Secretary General Kofi ANNAN in late February 2008 resulted in a power-sharing accord bringing ODINGA into the government in the restored position of prime minister. The power sharing accord included a broad reform agenda, the centerpiece of which was constitutional reform. In August 2010, Kenyans overwhelmingly adopted a new constitution in a national referendum. The new constitution introduced additional checks and balances to executive power and significant devolution of power and resources to 47 newly created counties. It also eliminated the position of prime minister following the first presidential election under the new constitution, which occurred on 4 March 2013. Uhuru KENYATTA, the son of founding president Jomo KENYATTA, won the March elections in the first round by a close margin and was sworn into office on 9 April 2013.

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


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