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 23.5 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Libya, 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 7.7 years less
In Libya, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020. In Kenya, that number is 69 years (67 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020.
make 63.5% less money
Libya has a GDP per capita of $9,600 as of 2017, while in Kenya, the GDP per capita is $3,500 as of 2017.
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 18.3% more children
In Libya, there are approximately 23.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Kenya, there are 27.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
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 2.6 times more likely to die during infancy
In Libya, approximately 11.5 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 43.1% less likely to have access to electricity
In Libya, approximately 98% of people have electricity access (99% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas) as of 2016. In Kenya, that number is 56% of people on average (78% in urban areas, and 39% in rural areas) as of 2017.
be 18.1% less likely to have internet access
In Libya, approximately 21.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Kenya, about 17.8% do as of 2018.
be 31.0% less likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Libya, approximately 98% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Kenya, 68% of people do as of 2017.
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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