Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

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 Philippines, that number is 0.1% of people as of 2018.

live 1.0 years longer


In Kenya, the average life expectancy is 69 years (67 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Philippines, that number is 70 years (66 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 2.4 times more money


Kenya has a GDP per capita of $3,500 as of 2017, while in Philippines, the GDP per capita is $8,400 as of 2017.

be 85.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Kenya, 40.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2013. In Philippines, that number is 5.7% as of 2017.

be 40.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Kenya, 36.1% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Philippines, however, that number is 21.6% as of 2017.

Life

be 64.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Kenya, approximately 342.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Philippines, 121.0 women do as of 2017.

be 20.5% more likely to be literate


In Kenya, the literacy rate is 81.5% as of 2018. In Philippines, it is 98.2% as of 2015.

be 32.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Kenya, approximately 29.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Philippines, on the other hand, 20.0 children do as of 2020.

have 15.8% fewer children


In Kenya, there are approximately 27.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Philippines, there are 22.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 57.1% more likely to have access to electricity


In Kenya, approximately 56% of people have electricity access (78% in urban areas, and 39% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Philippines, that number is 88% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 3.4 times more likely to have internet access


In Kenya, approximately 17.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Philippines, about 60.0% do as of 2018.

be 40.3% 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 Philippines, that number is 95% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 48.1% less on education


Kenya spends 5.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Philippines spends 2.7% of total GDP on education as of 2009.

Geography

see 67.7 times more coastline


Kenya has a total of 536 km of coastline. In Philippines, that number is 36,289 km.

Philippines: At a glance

Philippines is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 298,170 sq km. The Philippine Islands became a Spanish colony during the 16th century; they were ceded to the US in 1898 following the Spanish-American War. In 1935 the Philippines became a self-governing commonwealth. Manuel QUEZON was elected president and was tasked with preparing the country for independence after a 10-year transition. In 1942 the islands fell under Japanese occupation during World War II, and US forces and Filipinos fought together during 1944-45 to regain control. On 4 July 1946 the Republic of the Philippines attained its independence. A 20-year rule by Ferdinand MARCOS ended in 1986, when a "people power" movement in Manila ("EDSA 1") forced him into exile and installed Corazon AQUINO as president. Her presidency was hampered by several coup attempts that prevented a return to full political stability and economic development. Fidel RAMOS was elected president in 1992. His administration was marked by increased stability and by progress on economic reforms. In 1992, the US closed its last military bases on the islands. Joseph ESTRADA was elected president in 1998. He was succeeded by his vice-president, Gloria MACAPAGAL-ARROYO, in January 2001 after ESTRADA's stormy impeachment trial on corruption charges broke down and another "people power" movement ("EDSA 2") demanded his resignation. MACAPAGAL-ARROYO was elected to a six-year term as president in May 2004. Her presidency was marred by several corruption allegations but the Philippine economy was one of the few to avoid contraction following the 2008 global financial crisis, expanding each year of her administration. Benigno AQUINO III was elected to a six-year term as president in May 2010. The Philippine Government faces threats from several groups, some of which are on the US Government's Foreign Terrorist Organization list. Manila has waged a decades-long struggle against ethnic Moro insurgencies in the southern Philippines, which has led to a peace accord with the Moro National Liberation Front and ongoing peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. The decades-long Maoist-inspired New People's Army insurgency also operates through much of the country. The Philippines faces increased tension with China over disputed territorial and maritime claims in the South China Sea.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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