United States compared to Senegal

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If you moved to Senegal from United States, you would..


make 95.5% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Senegal Senegal ($2,600 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Senegal, the GDP per capita is $2,600.
Category: United States vs. Senegal - GDP Per Capita

live 18.1 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Senegal Senegal (61.7 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Senegal, the average life expectancy is 61.7 years.
Category: United States vs. Senegal - Life Expectancy

consume 98.3% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Senegal Senegal (209 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Senegal, that number is 209 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Senegal - Electricity Consumption

have 2.7 times more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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Senegal Senegal (34 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Senegal, that number is 34 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Senegal - Birth Rate

be 3.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people - 2010 est.)
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Senegal Senegal (46.7% of people - 2011 est.)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Senegal, that number is 46.7% of people.
Category: United States vs. Senegal - Poverty Line

be 20.9% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


United States United States (99.2% of people)
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Senegal Senegal (78.5% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Senegal, 78.5% of people do.
Category: United States vs. Senegal - Access to Drinking Water

be 8.7 times more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Senegal Senegal (50.3 per 1,000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 5.8 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Senegal, on the other hand, 50.3 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Senegal - Infant Mortality

be 10.2 times more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people - 2016 est.)
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Senegal Senegal (48% of people - 2007 est.)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Senegal, that number is 48% of people.
Category: United States vs. Senegal - Unemployment

see 97.3% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Senegal Senegal (531 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Senegal, that number is 531 km.
Category: United States vs. Senegal - Coastline

The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook.


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A brief history of Senegal

Senegal is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 196,722 sq km. The French colonies of Senegal and the French Sudan were merged in 1959 and granted their independence as the Mali Federation in 1960. The union broke up after only a few months. Senegal joined with The Gambia to form the nominal confederation of Senegambia in 1982. The envisaged integration of the two countries was never carried out, and the union was dissolved in 1989. The Movement of Democratic Forces in the Casamance (MFDC) has led a low-level separatist insurgency in southern Senegal since the 1980s, and several peace deals have failed to resolve the conflict. Nevertheless, Senegal remains one of the most stable democracies in Africa and has a long history of participating in international peacekeeping and regional mediation. Senegal was ruled by a Socialist Party for 40 years until Abdoulaye WADE was elected president in 2000. He was reelected in 2007 and during his two terms amended Senegal's constitution over a dozen times to increase executive power and to weaken the opposition. His decision to run for a third presidential term sparked a large public backlash that led to his defeat in a March 2012 runoff election with Macky SALL.

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