Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Afghanistan instead of Kenya, you would:
be 97.9% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Kenya, 4.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Afghanistan, that number is 0.1% of people as of 2018.
be 22.5% less likely to be obese
In Kenya, 7.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Afghanistan, that number is 5.5% of people as of 2016.
live 16.2 years less
In Kenya, the average life expectancy is 69 years (67 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Afghanistan, that number is 53 years (51 years for men, 54 years for women) as of 2020.
be 40.2% less likely to be unemployed
In Kenya, 40.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2013. In Afghanistan, that number is 23.9% as of 2017.
pay a 33.3% lower top tax rate
Kenya has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Afghanistan, the top tax rate is 20.0% as of 2016.
make 42.9% less money
Kenya has a GDP per capita of $3,500 as of 2017, while in Afghanistan, the GDP per capita is $2,000 as of 2017.
be 51.0% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Kenya, 36.1% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Afghanistan, however, that number is 54.5% as of 2017.
have 34.9% more children
In Kenya, there are approximately 27.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Afghanistan, there are 36.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 86.5% more likely to die during childbirth
In Kenya, approximately 342.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Afghanistan, 638.0 women do as of 2017.
be 47.2% less likely to be literate
In Kenya, the literacy rate is 81.5% as of 2018. In Afghanistan, it is 43.0% as of 2018.
be 3.5 times more likely to die during infancy
In Kenya, approximately 29.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Afghanistan, on the other hand, 104.3 children do as of 2020.
be 50.2% more likely to have access to electricity
In Kenya, approximately 56% of people have electricity access (78% in urban areas, and 39% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Afghanistan, that number is 84% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 79% in rural areas) as of 2012.
be 24.3% less likely to have internet access
In Kenya, approximately 17.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Afghanistan, about 13.5% do as of 2018.
spend 21.2% less on education
Kenya spends 5.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Afghanistan spends 4.1% of total GDP on education as of 2017.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, Afghanistan Revenue Department.
Afghanistan: At a glance
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