Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Iceland 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 Iceland, that number is 0.1% of people as of 2018.
live 14.3 years longer
In Kenya, the average life expectancy is 69 years (67 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Iceland, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020.
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 14.9 times more money
Kenya has a GDP per capita of $3,500 as of 2017, while in Iceland, the GDP per capita is $52,200 as of 2017.
be 93.0% less likely to be unemployed
In Kenya, 40.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2013. In Iceland, that number is 2.8% 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 93.0% less likely to die during infancy
In Kenya, approximately 29.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Iceland, on the other hand, 2.1 children do as of 2020.
have 51.1% fewer children
In Kenya, there are approximately 27.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Iceland, there are 13.3 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 Iceland, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
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 2018.
be 47.1% 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 Iceland, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.
spend 44.2% more on education
Kenya spends 5.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Iceland spends 7.5% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
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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