Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Kenya instead of Vietnam, you would:
be 14.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Vietnam, 0.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2020. In Kenya, that number is 4.2% of people as of 2020.
live 5.8 years less
In Vietnam, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2022. In Kenya, that number is 70 years (68 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2022.
be 3.4 times more likely to be obese
In Vietnam, 2.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Kenya, that number is 7.1% of people as of 2016.
pay a 14.3% lower top tax rate
Vietnam has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Kenya, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.
make 48.8% less money
Vietnam has a GDP per capita of $8,200 as of 2020, while in Kenya, the GDP per capita is $4,200 as of 2020.
be 12.9 times more likely to be unemployed
In Vietnam, 3.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2018. In Kenya, that number is 40.0% as of 2013.
be 5.4 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Vietnam, 6.7% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Kenya, however, that number is 36.1% as of 2016.
have 68.2% more children
In Vietnam, there are approximately 15.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Kenya, there are 26.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 8.0 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Vietnam, approximately 43.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Kenya, 342.0 women do as of 2017.
be 14.9% less likely to be literate
In Vietnam, the literacy rate is 95.8% as of 2019. In Kenya, it is 81.5% as of 2018.
be 88.9% more likely to die during infancy
In Vietnam, approximately 14.8 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 Vietnam, approximately 100% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 98% 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 74.5% less likely to have internet access
In Vietnam, approximately 70.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Kenya, about 17.8% do as of 2018.
be 26.5% less likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Vietnam, approximately 97% of people have improved drinking water access (99% in urban areas, and 96% 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 13.2% less on healthcare
Vietnam spends 5.3% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Kenya, that number is 4.6% of GDP as of 2019.
spend 24.4% more on education
Vietnam spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Kenya spends 5.1% of total GDP on education as of 2020.
see 84.4% less coastline
Vietnam has a total of 3,444 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, General Department Of Taxation - Ministry Of Finance.
Kenya: At a glance
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