Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Kenya instead of Iceland, you would:
be 67.6% less likely to be obese
In Iceland, 21.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Kenya, that number is 7.1% of people as of 2016.
be 47.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Iceland, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Kenya, that number is 4.7% of people as of 2018.
live 14.3 years less
In Iceland, the average life expectancy is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020. In Kenya, that number is 69 years (67 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020.
pay a 35.2% lower top tax rate
Iceland has a top tax rate of 46.3% as of 2016. In Kenya, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.
make 93.3% less money
Iceland has a GDP per capita of $52,200 as of 2017, while in Kenya, the GDP per capita is $3,500 as of 2017.
be 14.3 times more likely to be unemployed
In Iceland, 2.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Kenya, that number is 40.0% as of 2013.
have 2.0 times more children
In Iceland, there are approximately 13.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Kenya, there are 27.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 85.5 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Iceland, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Kenya, 342.0 women do as of 2017.
be 14.2 times more likely to die during infancy
In Iceland, approximately 2.1 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.
be 44.0% less likely to have access to electricity
In Iceland, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Kenya, 56% of the population do as of 2017.
be 82.0% less likely to have internet access
In Iceland, approximately 99.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Kenya, about 17.8% do as of 2018.
be 32.0% less likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Iceland, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Kenya, that number is 68% of people on average (89% in urban areas, and 60% in rural areas) as of 2017.
spend 30.7% less on education
Iceland spends 7.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Kenya spends 5.2% of total GDP on education as of 2017.
see 89.2% less coastline
Iceland has a total of 4,970 km of coastline. In Kenya, that number is 536 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, Directorate of Internal Revenue.
Kenya: At a glance
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