Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Kenya instead of Eritrea, you would:
live 2.8 years longer
In Eritrea, the average life expectancy is 67 years (64 years for men, 70 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 8.4 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Eritrea, 0.5% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2020. In Kenya, that number is 4.2% of people as of 2020.
be 42.0% more likely to be obese
In Eritrea, 5.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Kenya, that number is 7.1% of people as of 2016.
make 2.6 times more money
Eritrea has a GDP per capita of $1,600 as of 2017, while in Kenya, the GDP per capita is $4,200 as of 2020.
be 27.8% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Eritrea, 50.0% live below the poverty line as of 2004. In Kenya, however, that number is 36.1% as of 2016.
be 6.9 times more likely to be unemployed
In Eritrea, 5.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Kenya, that number is 40.0% as of 2013.
be 28.7% less likely to die during childbirth
In Eritrea, approximately 480.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Kenya, 342.0 women do as of 2017.
be 32.9% less likely to die during infancy
In Eritrea, approximately 41.5 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 80.9% more likely to have access to electricity
In Eritrea, approximately 47% of people have electricity access (95% in urban areas, and 13% 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 17.8 times more likely to have internet access
In Eritrea, approximately 1.0% of the population has internet access as of 2019. In Kenya, about 17.8% do as of 2018.
be 23.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Eritrea, approximately 58% of people have improved drinking water access (73% in urban areas, and 53% in rural areas) as of 2015. In Kenya, that number is 71% of people on average (91% in urban areas, and 63% in rural areas) as of 2020.
see 76.0% less coastline
Eritrea has a total of 2,234 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 Eritrea? See an in-depth size comparison.