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household debts in Kenya

Gross debt in Kenya

The government gross debt refers to the total of all sums of money that have to be paid to other countries, communities or institutions. Not included in the gross debt are the demands of a country to foreign ones.

The gross debt in Kenya in the period from 1998 to 2020 was between 3.3 billion and 68.0 billion USD. The highest level of the last years at 68 billion US Dollar was reached in 2020.

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is a debt of 1,308 USD per person. For comparison, the average debt per person in the same year in the European Union was 30,783 USD.


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Gross debt of the last 22 years in billion USD




YearKenya totalKenya per capitaEU per capita
19983.42 bn USD113 USD14,079 USD
19993.30 bn USD106 USD14,032 USD
20003.54 bn USD111 USD11,232 USD
20014.03 bn USD123 USD11,255 USD
20024.30 bn USD127 USD12,258 USD
20034.93 bn USD142 USD15,286 USD
20045.05 bn USD142 USD17,595 USD
20055.33 bn USD145 USD18,327 USD
20067.02 bn USD187 USD18,877 USD
20077.77 bn USD201 USD20,898 USD
200811.07 bn USD278 USD24,086 USD
200915.21 bn USD372 USD25,361 USD
201017.76 bn USD423 USD26,496 USD
201118.06 bn USD418 USD29,231 USD
201222.12 bn USD499 USD28,174 USD
201324.22 bn USD532 USD29,981 USD
201426.34 bn USD564 USD30,648 USD
201531.12 bn USD664 USD25,918 USD
201634.96 bn USD730 USD26,261 USD
201744.92 bn USD918 USD27,024 USD
201852.87 bn USD1,058 USD28,448 USD
201959.20 bn USD1,162 USD27,168 USD
202068.02 bn USD1,308 USD30,783 USD


Comparison of gross debt per capita with the European Union in U.S. dollars



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