Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Kenya instead of Italy, you would:
be 64.3% less likely to be obese
In Italy, 19.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Kenya, that number is 7.1% of people as of 2016.
be 15.7 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Italy, 0.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Kenya, that number is 4.7% of people as of 2018.
live 13.5 years less
In Italy, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 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 38.5% lower top tax rate
Italy has a top tax rate of 48.8% as of 2016. In Kenya, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.
make 90.8% less money
Italy has a GDP per capita of $38,200 as of 2017, while in Kenya, the GDP per capita is $3,500 as of 2017.
be 3.5 times more likely to be unemployed
In Italy, 11.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Kenya, that number is 40.0% as of 2013.
be 20.7% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Italy, 29.9% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In Kenya, however, that number is 36.1% as of 2016.
have 3.2 times more children
In Italy, there are approximately 8.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Kenya, there are 27.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 171.0 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Italy, approximately 2.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Kenya, 342.0 women do as of 2017.
be 17.8% less likely to be literate
In Italy, the literacy rate is 99.2% as of 2018. In Kenya, it is 81.5% as of 2018.
be 9.3 times more likely to die during infancy
In Italy, approximately 3.2 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 Italy, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Kenya, 56% of the population do as of 2017.
be 76.0% less likely to have internet access
In Italy, approximately 74.4% 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 Italy, 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 36.8% more on education
Italy spends 3.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Kenya spends 5.2% of total GDP on education as of 2017.
see 92.9% less coastline
Italy has a total of 7,600 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, Italian Revenue Agency.
Kenya: At a glance
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