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 42.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Iceland, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2020. In Kenya, that number is 4.2% of people as of 2020.
live 14.0 years less
In Iceland, the average life expectancy is 84 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022. In Kenya, that number is 70 years (68 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2022.
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 92.0% less money
Iceland has a GDP per capita of $52,300 as of 2020, while in Kenya, the GDP per capita is $4,200 as of 2020.
be 11.0 times more likely to be unemployed
In Iceland, 3.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Kenya, that number is 40.0% as of 2013.
be 4.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Iceland, 8.8% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In Kenya, however, that number is 36.1% as of 2016.
have 2.0 times more children
In Iceland, there are approximately 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Kenya, there are 26.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
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 16.9 times more likely to die during infancy
In Iceland, approximately 1.6 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 15.0% less likely to have access to electricity
In Iceland, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2020. In Kenya, 85% of the population do as of 2019.
be 82.0% less likely to have internet access
In Iceland, approximately 99.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Kenya, about 17.8% do as of 2018.
be 28.8% 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 2020. In Kenya, that number is 71% of people on average (91% in urban areas, and 63% in rural areas) as of 2020.
spend 32.9% less on education
Iceland spends 7.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Kenya spends 5.1% of total GDP on education as of 2020.
spend 46.5% less on healthcare
Iceland spends 8.6% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Kenya, that number is 4.6% of GDP as of 2019.
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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