Quality of life comparison
If you lived in China instead of Kenya, you would:
live 7.1 years longer
In Kenya, the average life expectancy is 69 years (67 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In China, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.
be 12.7% less likely to be obese
In Kenya, 7.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In China, that number is 6.2% of people as of 2016.
make 5.2 times more money
Kenya has a GDP per capita of $3,500 as of 2017, while in China, the GDP per capita is $18,200 as of 2018.
be 90.3% less likely to be unemployed
In Kenya, 40.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2013. In China, that number is 3.9% as of 2017.
be 90.9% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Kenya, 36.1% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In China, however, that number is 3.3% as of 2016.
pay a 50.0% higher top tax rate
Kenya has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In China, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 91.5% less likely to die during childbirth
In Kenya, approximately 342.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In China, 29.0 women do as of 2017.
be 18.8% more likely to be literate
In Kenya, the literacy rate is 81.5% as of 2018. In China, it is 96.8% as of 2018.
be 61.7% less likely to die during infancy
In Kenya, approximately 29.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In China, on the other hand, 11.4 children do as of 2020.
have 57.4% fewer children
In Kenya, there are approximately 27.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In China, there are 11.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 78.6% more likely to have access to electricity
In Kenya, approximately 56% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In China, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 3.0 times more likely to have internet access
In Kenya, approximately 17.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In China, about 54.3% do as of 2018.
be 36.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Kenya, approximately 68% of people have improved drinking water access (89% in urban areas, and 60% in rural areas) as of 2017. In China, that number is 93% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 88% in rural areas) as of 2017.
see 27.1 times more coastline
Kenya has a total of 536 km of coastline. In China, that number is 14,500 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, State Administration of Taxation.
China: At a glance
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