Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Kenya instead of Zambia, you would:
be 62.2% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Zambia, 11.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2020. In Kenya, that number is 4.2% of people as of 2020.
live 3.4 years longer
In Zambia, the average life expectancy is 66 years (65 years for men, 68 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 12.3% less likely to be obese
In Zambia, 8.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Kenya, that number is 7.1% of people as of 2016.
make 27.3% more money
Zambia 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 33.6% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Zambia, 54.4% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Kenya, however, that number is 36.1% as of 2016.
pay a 14.3% lower top tax rate
Zambia has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Kenya, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.
be 2.7 times more likely to be unemployed
In Zambia, 15.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2008. In Kenya, that number is 40.0% as of 2013.
be 24.9% less likely to die during infancy
In Zambia, approximately 37.1 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 60.6% more likely to die during childbirth
In Zambia, approximately 213.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Kenya, 342.0 women do as of 2017.
have 24.3% fewer children
In Zambia, there are approximately 34.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Kenya, there are 26.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 2.3 times more likely to have access to electricity
In Zambia, approximately 37% of people have electricity access (76% in urban areas, and 6% 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 10.9% less likely to have internet access
In Zambia, approximately 20.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Kenya, about 17.8% do as of 2018.
spend 13.2% less on healthcare
Zambia 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 13.3% more on education
Zambia spends 4.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Kenya spends 5.1% of total GDP on education as of 2020.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, Zambia Revenue Authority.
Kenya: At a glance
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