Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Kenya instead of Ethiopia, you would:
live 1.4 years longer
In Ethiopia, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 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 4.7 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Ethiopia, 0.9% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2020. In Kenya, that number is 4.2% of people as of 2020.
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 82.6% more money
Ethiopia has a GDP per capita of $2,300 as of 2020, while in Kenya, the GDP per capita is $4,200 as of 2020.
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 53.6% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Ethiopia, 23.5% live below the poverty line as of 2015. 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 16.9% less likely to die during infancy
In Ethiopia, approximately 33.5 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.
have 13.4% fewer children
In Ethiopia, there are approximately 30.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Kenya, there are 26.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 80.9% more likely to have access to electricity
In Ethiopia, approximately 47% of people have electricity access (96% in urban areas, and 34% 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 25.7% less likely to have internet access
In Ethiopia, approximately 24.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Kenya, about 17.8% do as of 2018.
spend 43.7% more on healthcare
Ethiopia spends 3.2% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Kenya, that number is 4.6% of GDP as of 2019.
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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