Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Kenya instead of Madagascar, you would:
live 1.7 years longer
In Madagascar, the average life expectancy is 67 years (66 years for men, 69 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 15.7 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Madagascar, 0.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Kenya, that number is 4.7% of people as of 2018.
be 34.0% more likely to be obese
In Madagascar, 5.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Kenya, that number is 7.1% of people as of 2016.
make 2.2 times more money
Madagascar has a GDP per capita of $1,600 as of 2017, while in Kenya, the GDP per capita is $3,500 as of 2017.
be 48.9% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Madagascar, 70.7% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In Kenya, however, that number is 36.1% as of 2016.
be 22.2 times more likely to be unemployed
In Madagascar, 1.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Kenya, that number is 40.0% as of 2013.
pay a 50.0% higher top tax rate
Madagascar has a top tax rate of 20.0% as of 2016. In Kenya, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.
be 21.2% less likely to die during infancy
In Madagascar, approximately 37.8 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 2.4 times more likely to have access to electricity
In Madagascar, approximately 23% of people have electricity access (67% in urban areas, and 17% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Kenya, that number is 56% of people on average (78% in urban areas, and 39% in rural areas) as of 2017.
be 81.9% more likely to have internet access
In Madagascar, approximately 9.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Kenya, about 17.8% do as of 2018.
be 22.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Madagascar, approximately 56% of people have improved drinking water access (88% in urban areas, and 36% 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 85.7% more on education
Madagascar spends 2.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2014. Kenya spends 5.2% of total GDP on education as of 2017.
see 88.9% less coastline
Madagascar has a total of 4,828 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, General Direction of Taxes.
Kenya: At a glance
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