Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Turkey instead of Kenya, you would:
live 6.7 years longer
In Kenya, the average life expectancy is 69 years (67 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Turkey, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.
be 4.5 times more likely to be obese
In Kenya, 7.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Turkey, that number is 32.1% of people as of 2016.
make 7.7 times more money
Kenya has a GDP per capita of $3,500 as of 2017, while in Turkey, the GDP per capita is $27,000 as of 2017.
be 72.8% less likely to be unemployed
In Kenya, 40.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2013. In Turkey, that number is 10.9% as of 2017.
be 39.3% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Kenya, 36.1% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Turkey, however, that number is 21.9% as of 2015.
pay a 16.7% higher top tax rate
Kenya has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Turkey, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.
be 95.0% less likely to die during childbirth
In Kenya, approximately 342.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Turkey, 17.0 women do as of 2017.
be 18.0% more likely to be literate
In Kenya, the literacy rate is 81.5% as of 2018. In Turkey, it is 96.2% as of 2017.
be 47.0% less likely to die during infancy
In Kenya, approximately 29.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Turkey, on the other hand, 15.8 children do as of 2020.
have 45.6% fewer children
In Kenya, there are approximately 27.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Turkey, there are 14.8 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 Turkey, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 4.0 times more likely to have internet access
In Kenya, approximately 17.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Turkey, about 71.0% do as of 2018.
be 45.4% 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 Turkey, that number is 99% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.
spend 17.3% less on education
Kenya spends 5.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Turkey spends 4.3% of total GDP on education as of 2015.
see 13.4 times more coastline
Kenya has a total of 536 km of coastline. In Turkey, that number is 7,200 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, Revenue Administration, Government of Turkey.
Turkey: At a glance
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