Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Kenya instead of Djibouti, you would:
live 4.4 years longer
In Djibouti, the average life expectancy is 65 years (63 years for men, 68 years for women) as of 2022. In Kenya, that number is 70 years (68 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2022.
be 47.4% less likely to be obese
In Djibouti, 13.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Kenya, that number is 7.1% of people as of 2016.
be 5.2 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Djibouti, 0.8% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2020. In Kenya, that number is 4.2% of people as of 2020.
make 23.6% less money
Djibouti has a GDP per capita of $5,500 as of 2020, while in Kenya, the GDP per capita is $4,200 as of 2020.
be 71.1% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Djibouti, 21.1% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In Kenya, however, that number is 36.1% as of 2016.
be 40.6% less likely to die during infancy
In Djibouti, approximately 46.9 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.
have 18.6% more children
In Djibouti, there are approximately 22.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Kenya, there are 26.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 37.9% more likely to die during childbirth
In Djibouti, approximately 248.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Kenya, 342.0 women do as of 2017.
be 2.0 times more likely to have access to electricity
In Djibouti, approximately 42% of people have electricity access (54% in urban areas, and 1% in rural areas) as of 2019. In Kenya, that number is 85% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 79% in rural areas) as of 2019.
be 69.8% less likely to have internet access
In Djibouti, approximately 59.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Kenya, about 17.8% do as of 2018.
be 21.6% less likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Djibouti, approximately 91% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 59% 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 41.7% more on education
Djibouti spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Kenya spends 5.1% of total GDP on education as of 2020.
spend 2.6 times more on healthcare
Djibouti spends 1.8% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Kenya, that number is 4.6% of GDP as of 2019.
see 70.7% more coastline
Djibouti has a total of 314 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
How big is Kenya compared to Djibouti? See an in-depth size comparison.