Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Kenya instead of Mexico, you would:
be 75.4% less likely to be obese
In Mexico, 28.9% 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 Mexico, 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 Mexico, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 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 21.9% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Mexico, 46.2% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Kenya, however, that number is 36.1% as of 2016.
pay a 14.3% lower top tax rate
Mexico has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Kenya, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.
make 82.4% less money
Mexico has a GDP per capita of $19,900 as of 2017, while in Kenya, the GDP per capita is $3,500 as of 2017.
be 11.8 times more likely to be unemployed
In Mexico, 3.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Kenya, that number is 40.0% as of 2013.
have 54.5% more children
In Mexico, there are approximately 17.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Kenya, there are 27.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 10.4 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Mexico, approximately 33.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Kenya, 342.0 women do as of 2017.
be 14.6% less likely to be literate
In Mexico, the literacy rate is 95.4% as of 2018. In Kenya, it is 81.5% as of 2018.
be 2.8 times more likely to die during infancy
In Mexico, approximately 10.7 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 Mexico, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Kenya, 56% of the population do as of 2017.
be 72.9% less likely to have internet access
In Mexico, approximately 65.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Kenya, about 17.8% do as of 2018.
be 32.0% less likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Mexico, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 97% 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.
see 94.3% less coastline
Mexico has a total of 9,330 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, Servicio de Administración Tributaria, SHCP.
Kenya: At a glance
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