Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Kenya instead of Panama, you would:
be 68.7% less likely to be obese
In Panama, 22.7% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Kenya, that number is 7.1% of people as of 2016.
be 4.2 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Panama, 1.0% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2020. In Kenya, that number is 4.2% of people as of 2020.
live 7.9 years less
In Panama, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 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 83.5% less money
Panama has a GDP per capita of $25,400 as of 2020, while in Kenya, the GDP per capita is $4,200 as of 2020.
be 6.5 times more likely to be unemployed
In Panama, 6.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2018. In Kenya, that number is 40.0% as of 2013.
be 63.3% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Panama, 22.1% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Kenya, however, that number is 36.1% as of 2016.
pay a 20.0% higher top tax rate
Panama has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In Kenya, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.
have 46.7% more children
In Panama, there are approximately 18.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Kenya, there are 26.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 6.6 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Panama, approximately 52.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Kenya, 342.0 women do as of 2017.
be 14.8% less likely to be literate
In Panama, the literacy rate is 95.7% as of 2019. In Kenya, it is 81.5% as of 2018.
be 69.5% more likely to die during infancy
In Panama, approximately 16.4 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 72.1% less likely to have internet access
In Panama, approximately 64.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Kenya, about 17.8% do as of 2018.
be 26.0% less likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Panama, approximately 96% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 88% in rural areas) as of 2020. In Kenya, that number is 71% of people on average (91% in urban areas, and 63% in rural areas) as of 2020.
spend 39.5% less on healthcare
Panama spends 7.6% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Kenya, that number is 4.6% of GDP as of 2019.
spend 64.5% more on education
Panama spends 3.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Kenya spends 5.1% of total GDP on education as of 2020.
see 78.5% less coastline
Panama has a total of 2,490 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 Directorate of Revenues, Panama.
Kenya: At a glance
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