Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Kenya instead of Libya, you would:
be 78.2% less likely to be obese
In Libya, 32.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Kenya, that number is 7.1% of people as of 2016.
be 42.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Libya, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2020. In Kenya, that number is 4.2% of people as of 2020.
live 7.5 years less
In Libya, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2022. In Kenya, that number is 70 years (68 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2022.
make 59.2% less money
Libya has a GDP per capita of $10,300 as of 2020, while in Kenya, the GDP per capita is $4,200 as of 2020.
be 33.3% more likely to be unemployed
In Libya, 30.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2004. In Kenya, that number is 40.0% as of 2013.
pay a 3.0 times higher top tax rate
Libya has a top tax rate of 10.0% as of 2016. In Kenya, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.
have 22.4% more children
In Libya, there are approximately 21.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Kenya, there are 26.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 4.8 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Libya, approximately 72.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Kenya, 342.0 women do as of 2017.
be 10.4% less likely to be literate
In Libya, the literacy rate is 91.0% as of 2015. In Kenya, it is 81.5% as of 2018.
be 2.5 times more likely to die during infancy
In Libya, approximately 11.2 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Kenya, on the other hand, 27.9 children do as of 2022.
be 15.0% less likely to have access to electricity
In Libya, approximately 100% of people have electricity access (99% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas) as of 2019. In Kenya, that number is 85% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 79% in rural areas) as of 2019.
be 19.0% less likely to have internet access
In Libya, approximately 22.0% of the population has internet access as of 2019. In Kenya, about 17.8% do as of 2018.
be 28.7% less likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Libya, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2020. In Kenya, 71% of people do as of 2020.
see 69.7% less coastline
Libya has a total of 1,770 km of coastline. In Kenya, that number is 536 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance.
Kenya: At a glance
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