Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Estonia instead of Kenya, you would:

Health

be 85.4% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Kenya, 4.8% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Estonia, that number is 0.7% of people.

live 12.6 years longer


In Kenya, the average life expectancy is 64 years (63 years for men, 66 years for women). In Estonia, that number is 77 years (72 years for men, 82 years for women).

be 3.0 times more likely to be obese


In Kenya, 7.1% of adults are obese. In Estonia, that number is 21.2% of people.

Economy

make 9.1 times more money


Kenya has a GDP per capita of $3,500, while in Estonia, the GDP per capita is $31,800.

be 85.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Kenya, 40.0% of adults are unemployed. In Estonia, that number is 5.9%.

be 41.6% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Kenya, 36.1% live below the poverty line. In Estonia, however, that number is 21.1%.

spend 33.3% less on taxes


Kenya has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Estonia, the top tax rate is 20.0%.

Life

be 98.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Kenya, approximately 510.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Estonia, 9.0 women do.

be 27.9% more likely to be literate


In Kenya, the literacy rate is 78.0%. In Estonia, it is 99.8%.

be 89.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Kenya, approximately 37.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Estonia, on the other hand, 3.8 children do.

have 57.7% less children


In Kenya, there are approximately 23.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Estonia, there are 10.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 5.0 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Kenya, 20% of the population has electricity access. In Estonia, 100% of the population do.

be 3.4 times more likely to have internet access


In Kenya, approximately 26.0% of the population has internet access. In Estonia, about 87.2% do.

be 57.6% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Kenya, approximately 63% of people have improved drinking water access (82% in urban areas, and 57% in rural areas). In Estonia, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 12.3% more on healthcare


Kenya spends 5.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Estonia, that number is 6.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 7.1 times more coastline


Kenya has a total of 536 km of coastline. In Estonia, that number is 3,794 km.

Estonia: At a glance

Estonia is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 42,388 sq km. After centuries of Danish, Swedish, German, and Russian rule, Estonia attained independence in 1918. Forcibly incorporated into the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US - it regained its freedom in 1991 with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Since the last Russian troops left in 1994, Estonia has been free to promote economic and political ties with the West. It joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004, formally joined the OECD in late 2010, and adopted the euro as its official currency on 1 January 2011.

How big is Estonia compared to Kenya? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, Estonian Tax and Customs Board.

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