Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 87.2% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Kenya, 4.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Moldova, that number is 0.6% of people as of 2018.

live 2.9 years longer


In Kenya, the average life expectancy is 69 years (67 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Moldova, that number is 72 years (68 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.7 times more likely to be obese


In Kenya, 7.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Moldova, that number is 18.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 91.4% more money


Kenya has a GDP per capita of $3,500 as of 2017, while in Moldova, the GDP per capita is $6,700 as of 2017.

be 89.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Kenya, 40.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2013. In Moldova, that number is 4.1% as of 2017.

be 73.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Kenya, 36.1% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Moldova, however, that number is 9.6% as of 2015.

pay a 40.0% lower top tax rate


Kenya has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Moldova, the top tax rate is 18.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 94.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Kenya, approximately 342.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Moldova, 19.0 women do as of 2017.

be 22.0% more likely to be literate


In Kenya, the literacy rate is 81.5% as of 2018. In Moldova, it is 99.4% as of 2015.

be 62.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Kenya, approximately 29.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Moldova, on the other hand, 11.1 children do as of 2020.

have 60.7% fewer children


In Kenya, there are approximately 27.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Moldova, there are 10.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 78.6% more likely to have access to electricity


In Kenya, approximately 56% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Moldova, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 4.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Kenya, approximately 17.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Moldova, about 76.1% do as of 2018.

be 33.1% 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 Moldova, that number is 90% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 85% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 28.8% more on education


Kenya spends 5.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Moldova spends 6.7% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Moldova: At a glance

Moldova is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 32,891 sq km. Part of Romania during the interwar period, Moldova was incorporated into the Soviet Union at the close of World War II. Although the country has been independent from the USSR since 1991, Russian forces have remained on Moldovan territory east of the Nistru River supporting the separatist region of Transnistria, composed of a Slavic majority population (mostly Ukrainians and Russians), but with a sizeable ethnic Moldovan minority. One of the poorest nations in Europe, Moldova became the first former Soviet state to elect a communist, Vladimir VORONIN, as its president in 2001. VORONIN served as Moldova's president until he resigned in September 2009, following the opposition's gain of a narrow majority in July parliamentary elections and the Communist Party's (PCRM) subsequent inability to attract the three-fifths of parliamentary votes required to elect a president and, by doing so, put into place a permanent government. Four Moldovan opposition parties formed a new coalition, the Alliance for European Integration (AEI), iterations of which have acted as Moldova's governing coalitions since. Moldova experienced significant political uncertainty between 2009 and early 2012, holding three general elections and numerous presidential ballots in parliament, all of which failed to secure a president. Following November 2010 parliamentary elections, a reconstituted AEI-coalition consisting of three of the four original AEI parties formed a government, and in March 2012 was finally able to elect an independent as president. As of late May 2013, the ruling coalition - comprised of two of the original AEI parties and a splinter group from a third - is called the Pro-European Coalition. In November 2013, the Moldovan Government initialed an Association Agreement with the European Union (EU), advancing the coalition's policy priority of EU integration.

How big is Moldova 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, State tax Service.

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