Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Kenya instead of Rwanda, you would:
live 3.8 years longer
In Rwanda, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 68 years for women) as of 2022. In Kenya, that number is 70 years (68 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2022.
be 68.0% more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Rwanda, 2.5% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2020. In Kenya, that number is 4.2% of people as of 2020.
be 22.4% more likely to be obese
In Rwanda, 5.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Kenya, that number is 7.1% of people as of 2016.
make 100.0% more money
Rwanda has a GDP per capita of $2,100 as of 2020, while in Kenya, the GDP per capita is $4,200 as of 2020.
be 14.8 times more likely to be unemployed
In Rwanda, 2.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Kenya, that number is 40.0% as of 2013.
be 11.3% more likely to be literate
In Rwanda, the literacy rate is 73.2% as of 2018. In Kenya, it is 81.5% as of 2018.
be 37.9% more likely to die during childbirth
In Rwanda, approximately 248.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Kenya, 342.0 women do as of 2017.
be 60.4% more likely to have access to electricity
In Rwanda, approximately 53% of people have electricity access (76% in urban areas, and 48% 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 34.0% less likely to have internet access
In Rwanda, approximately 27.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Kenya, about 17.8% do as of 2018.
be 13.9% less likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Rwanda, approximately 83% of people have improved drinking water access (92% in urban areas, and 81% 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 28.1% less on healthcare
Rwanda spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Kenya, that number is 4.6% of GDP as of 2019.
spend 50.0% more on education
Rwanda spends 3.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. Kenya spends 5.1% of total GDP on education as of 2020.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Kenya: At a glance
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