Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Kenya instead of Kyrgyzstan, you would:
be 57.2% less likely to be obese
In Kyrgyzstan, 16.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Kenya, that number is 7.1% of people as of 2016.
be 23.5 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Kyrgyzstan, 0.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Kenya, that number is 4.7% of people as of 2018.
live 2.8 years less
In Kyrgyzstan, the average life expectancy is 72 years (68 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2020. In Kenya, that number is 69 years (67 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020.
be 5.6 times more likely to be unemployed
In Kyrgyzstan, 7.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Kenya, that number is 40.0% as of 2013.
be 12.5% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Kyrgyzstan, 32.1% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Kenya, however, that number is 36.1% as of 2016.
have 32.0% more children
In Kyrgyzstan, there are approximately 20.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Kenya, there are 27.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 5.7 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Kyrgyzstan, approximately 60.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Kenya, 342.0 women do as of 2017.
be 18.2% less likely to be literate
In Kyrgyzstan, the literacy rate is 99.6% as of 2018. In Kenya, it is 81.5% as of 2018.
be 27.9% more likely to die during infancy
In Kyrgyzstan, approximately 23.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Kenya, on the other hand, 29.8 children do as of 2020.
be 44.0% less likely to have access to electricity
In Kyrgyzstan, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Kenya, 56% of the population do as of 2017.
be 53.1% less likely to have internet access
In Kyrgyzstan, approximately 38.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Kenya, about 17.8% do as of 2018.
be 23.9% less likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Kyrgyzstan, approximately 89% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 84% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Kenya, that number is 68% of people on average (89% in urban areas, and 60% in rural areas) as of 2017.
spend 27.8% less on education
Kyrgyzstan spends 7.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Kenya spends 5.2% of total GDP on education as of 2017.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Kenya: At a glance
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