Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Kenya instead of Senegal, you would:
live 5.8 years longer
In Senegal, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 65 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 19.3% less likely to be obese
In Senegal, 8.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Kenya, that number is 7.1% of people as of 2016.
be 11.7 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Senegal, 0.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Kenya, that number is 4.7% of people as of 2018.
be 16.7% less likely to be unemployed
In Senegal, 48.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2007. In Kenya, that number is 40.0% as of 2013.
be 22.7% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Senegal, 46.7% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Kenya, however, that number is 36.1% as of 2016.
pay a 25.0% lower top tax rate
Senegal has a top tax rate of 40.0% as of 2016. In Kenya, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.
be 57.0% more likely to be literate
In Senegal, the literacy rate is 51.9% as of 2017. In Kenya, it is 81.5% as of 2018.
be 34.8% less likely to die during infancy
In Senegal, approximately 45.7 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.
have 14.5% fewer children
In Senegal, there are approximately 31.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Kenya, there are 27.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 13.8% less likely to have access to electricity
In Senegal, approximately 65% of people have electricity access (90% in urban areas, and 43% 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 61.2% less likely to have internet access
In Senegal, approximately 46.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Kenya, about 17.8% do as of 2018.
be 18.4% less likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Senegal, approximately 83% of people have improved drinking water access (92% in urban areas, and 74% 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.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, Direction Generale des Impots et des Domaines.
Kenya: At a glance
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