Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Kenya instead of Ethiopia, you would:
live 1.5 years longer
In Ethiopia, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 70 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 4.7 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Ethiopia, 1.0% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Kenya, that number is 4.7% of people as of 2018.
be 57.8% more likely to be obese
In Ethiopia, 4.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Kenya, that number is 7.1% of people as of 2016.
make 59.1% more money
Ethiopia has a GDP per capita of $2,200 as of 2017, while in Kenya, the GDP per capita is $3,500 as of 2017.
pay a 14.3% lower top tax rate
Ethiopia has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Kenya, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.
be 2.3 times more likely to be unemployed
In Ethiopia, 17.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2012. In Kenya, that number is 40.0% as of 2013.
be 22.0% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Ethiopia, 29.6% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Kenya, however, that number is 36.1% as of 2016.
be 57.3% more likely to be literate
In Ethiopia, the literacy rate is 51.8% as of 2017. In Kenya, it is 81.5% as of 2018.
be 16.8% less likely to die during infancy
In Ethiopia, approximately 35.8 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 13.9% fewer children
In Ethiopia, there are approximately 31.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Kenya, there are 27.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 30.5% more likely to have access to electricity
In Ethiopia, approximately 43% of people have electricity access (85% in urban areas, and 26% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Kenya, that number is 56% of people on average (78% in urban areas, and 39% in rural areas) as of 2017.
spend 10.6% more on education
Ethiopia spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. 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, Ethiopian Revenues and Customs Authority.
Kenya: At a glance
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