Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Kenya instead of Senegal, you would:
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 14.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Senegal, 0.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2020. In Kenya, that number is 4.2% of people as of 2020.
make 27.3% more money
Senegal has a GDP per capita of $3,300 as of 2020, while in Kenya, the GDP per capita is $4,200 as of 2020.
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 14.1% less likely to die during infancy
In Senegal, approximately 32.4 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.
have 16.2% fewer children
In Senegal, there are approximately 31.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Kenya, there are 26.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 19.7% more likely to have access to electricity
In Senegal, approximately 71% of people have electricity access (94% in urban areas, and 50% 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 58.5% less likely to have internet access
In Senegal, approximately 43.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Kenya, about 17.8% do as of 2018.
be 18.4% less likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Senegal, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (96% in urban areas, and 79% 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 12.2% more on healthcare
Senegal spends 4.1% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Kenya, that number is 4.6% of GDP as of 2019.
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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