Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United Kingdom instead of Kenya, you would:
live 12.2 years longer
In Kenya, the average life expectancy is 70 years (68 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2022. In United Kingdom, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022.
be 3.9 times more likely to be obese
In Kenya, 7.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United Kingdom, that number is 27.8% of people as of 2016.
make 9.9 times more money
Kenya has a GDP per capita of $4,200 as of 2020, while in United Kingdom, the GDP per capita is $41,600 as of 2020.
be 92.1% less likely to be unemployed
In Kenya, 40.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2013. In United Kingdom, that number is 3.2% as of 2019.
be 48.5% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Kenya, 36.1% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In United Kingdom, however, that number is 18.6% as of 2017.
pay a 50.0% higher top tax rate
Kenya has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In United Kingdom, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 98.0% less likely to die during childbirth
In Kenya, approximately 342.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United Kingdom, 7.0 women do as of 2017.
be 86.3% 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 United Kingdom, on the other hand, 3.8 children do as of 2022.
have 59.1% fewer children
In Kenya, there are approximately 26.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In United Kingdom, there are 10.8 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 United Kingdom, 100% of the population do as of 2020.
be 5.3 times more likely to have internet access
In Kenya, approximately 17.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In United Kingdom, about 95.0% 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 United Kingdom, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2020.
spend 2.2 times more on healthcare
Kenya spends 4.6% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In United Kingdom, that number is 10.2% of GDP as of 2019.
see 23.2 times more coastline
Kenya has a total of 536 km of coastline. In United Kingdom, that number is 12,429 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, HM Revenue & Customs.
United Kingdom: At a glance
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