Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Kenya instead of Spain, you would:
be 70.2% less likely to be obese
In Spain, 23.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Kenya, that number is 7.1% of people as of 2016.
be 10.5 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Spain, 0.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2020. In Kenya, that number is 4.2% of people as of 2020.
live 12.9 years less
In Spain, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2022. In Kenya, that number is 70 years (68 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2022.
pay a 33.3% lower top tax rate
Spain has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In Kenya, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.
make 88.4% less money
Spain has a GDP per capita of $36,200 as of 2020, while in Kenya, the GDP per capita is $4,200 as of 2020.
be 2.8 times more likely to be unemployed
In Spain, 14.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Kenya, that number is 40.0% as of 2013.
be 74.4% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Spain, 20.7% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Kenya, however, that number is 36.1% as of 2016.
have 3.7 times more children
In Spain, there are approximately 7.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Kenya, there are 26.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 85.5 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Spain, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Kenya, 342.0 women do as of 2017.
be 17.3% less likely to be literate
In Spain, the literacy rate is 98.6% as of 2020. In Kenya, it is 81.5% as of 2018.
be 11.3 times more likely to die during infancy
In Spain, approximately 2.5 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 15.0% less likely to have access to electricity
In Spain, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2020. In Kenya, 85% of the population do as of 2019.
be 80.8% less likely to have internet access
In Spain, approximately 93.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Kenya, about 17.8% do as of 2018.
be 28.7% less likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Spain, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 100% 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 49.5% less on healthcare
Spain spends 9.1% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Kenya, that number is 4.6% of GDP as of 2019.
spend 21.4% more on education
Spain spends 4.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Kenya spends 5.1% of total GDP on education as of 2020.
see 89.2% less coastline
Spain has a total of 4,964 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, Agencia Tributaria, Spain.
Kenya: At a glance
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