Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iceland instead of Kenya, you would:
be 97.6% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Kenya, 4.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2020. In Iceland, that number is 0.1% of people as of 2020.
live 14.0 years longer
In Kenya, the average life expectancy is 70 years (68 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2022. In Iceland, that number is 84 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022.
be 3.1 times more likely to be obese
In Kenya, 7.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Iceland, that number is 21.9% of people as of 2016.
make 12.5 times more money
Kenya has a GDP per capita of $4,200 as of 2020, while in Iceland, the GDP per capita is $52,300 as of 2020.
be 91.0% less likely to be unemployed
In Kenya, 40.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2013. In Iceland, that number is 3.6% as of 2019.
be 75.6% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Kenya, 36.1% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Iceland, however, that number is 8.8% as of 2017.
pay a 54.3% higher top tax rate
Kenya has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Iceland, the top tax rate is 46.3% as of 2016.
be 98.8% less likely to die during childbirth
In Kenya, approximately 342.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Iceland, 4.0 women do as of 2017.
be 94.1% less likely to die during infancy
In Kenya, approximately 27.9 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Iceland, on the other hand, 1.6 children do as of 2022.
have 50.9% fewer children
In Kenya, there are approximately 26.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Iceland, there are 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 17.6% more likely to have access to electricity
In Kenya, approximately 85% of the population has electricity access as of 2019. In Iceland, 100% of the population do as of 2020.
be 5.6 times more likely to have internet access
In Kenya, approximately 17.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Iceland, about 99.0% do as of 2020.
be 40.4% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Kenya, approximately 71% of people have improved drinking water access (91% in urban areas, and 63% in rural areas) as of 2020. In Iceland, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2020.
spend 49.0% more on education
Kenya spends 5.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. Iceland spends 7.6% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 87.0% more on healthcare
Kenya spends 4.6% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Iceland, that number is 8.6% of GDP as of 2019.
see 9.3 times more coastline
Kenya has a total of 536 km of coastline. In Iceland, that number is 4,970 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, Directorate of Internal Revenue.
Iceland: At a glance
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