Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Kenya instead of Tonga, you would:
be 85.3% less likely to be obese
In Tonga, 48.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Kenya, that number is 7.1% of people as of 2016.
live 7.8 years less
In Tonga, the average life expectancy is 78 years (76 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2022. In Kenya, that number is 70 years (68 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2022.
make 34.4% less money
Tonga has a GDP per capita of $6,400 as of 2019, while in Kenya, the GDP per capita is $4,200 as of 2020.
be 36.4 times more likely to be unemployed
In Tonga, 1.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2011. In Kenya, that number is 40.0% as of 2013.
be 60.4% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Tonga, 22.5% live below the poverty line as of 2010. In Kenya, however, that number is 36.1% as of 2016.
have 29.9% more children
In Tonga, there are approximately 20.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Kenya, there are 26.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 6.6 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Tonga, approximately 52.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Kenya, 342.0 women do as of 2017.
be 18.0% less likely to be literate
In Tonga, the literacy rate is 99.4% as of 2018. In Kenya, it is 81.5% as of 2018.
be 2.2 times more likely to die during infancy
In Tonga, approximately 12.4 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.
be 14.1% less likely to have access to electricity
In Tonga, approximately 99% of people have electricity access (99% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas) as of 2018. In Kenya, that number is 85% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 79% in rural areas) as of 2019.
be 56.5% less likely to have internet access
In Tonga, approximately 41.0% of the population has internet access as of 2019. In Kenya, about 17.8% do as of 2018.
be 28.5% less likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Tonga, 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 36.3% less on education
Tonga spends 8.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Kenya spends 5.1% of total GDP on education as of 2020.
see 27.9% more coastline
Tonga has a total of 419 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
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