Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Kenya instead of Tanzania, you would:
live 5.1 years longer
In Tanzania, the average life expectancy is 64 years (62 years for men, 66 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 15.5% less likely to be obese
In Tanzania, 8.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Kenya, that number is 7.1% of people as of 2016.
be 3.9 times more likely to be unemployed
In Tanzania, 10.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Kenya, that number is 40.0% as of 2013.
be 58.3% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Tanzania, 22.8% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Kenya, however, that number is 36.1% as of 2016.
be 34.7% less likely to die during childbirth
In Tanzania, approximately 524.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Kenya, 342.0 women do as of 2017.
be 18.1% less likely to die during infancy
In Tanzania, approximately 36.4 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 21.4% fewer children
In Tanzania, there are approximately 34.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Kenya, there are 27.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 69.7% more likely to have access to electricity
In Tanzania, approximately 33% of people have electricity access (65% in urban areas, and 17% 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 28.7% less likely to have internet access
In Tanzania, approximately 25.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Kenya, about 17.8% do as of 2018.
spend 52.9% more on education
Tanzania spends 3.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2014. Kenya spends 5.2% of total GDP on education as of 2017.
see 62.4% less coastline
Tanzania has a total of 1,424 km of coastline. In Kenya, that number is 536 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Kenya: At a glance
How big is Kenya compared to Tanzania? See an in-depth size comparison.