Comparing United States to Senegal

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If you moved to Senegal from the United States, you would:


MAKE 96% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Senegal  SENEGAL ($2,100.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Senegal, that number is $2,100.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Senegal GDP

LIVE 18.6 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Senegal  SENEGAL (60.95 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Senegal, the average life expectancy is 60.95.
Category: United States vs. Senegal life expectancy

CONSUME 98.7% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Senegal  SENEGAL (163 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Senegal, it is 163 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Senegal electricity consumption

BE 16.7% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Senegal  SENEGAL (0.5% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Senegal, that number is 0.5%.
Category: United States vs. Senegal AIDS percentage

BE 25.3% LESS LIKELY TO HAVE ACCESS TO IMPROVED DRINKING WATER


United States  UNITED STATES (99.2% of people)
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Senegal  SENEGAL (74.1% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Senegal, 74.1% do.
Category: United States vs. Senegal drinking water access

BE 8.55 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Senegal  SENEGAL (52.72 per 1000 infants)
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That's 754.5% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Senegal, on the other hand, there are a total of 52.72 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Senegal infant mortality

BE 6.58 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Senegal  SENEGAL (48% of people)
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That's 557.5% more likely! In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Senegal 48% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Senegal unemployment rate

HAVE 2.62 TIMES MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Senegal  SENEGAL (35.09 babies per 1000 people)
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That's 161.5% more babies! In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Senegal, however, there are a total of 35.09 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Senegal birth rate

BE 3.58 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Senegal  SENEGAL (54% of people)
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That's 257.6% more likely! In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Senegal, 54% are.
Category: United States vs. Senegal poverty

SEE A 97.3% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Senegal  SENEGAL (531km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Senegal has a total of 531 km.
Category: United States vs. Senegal coastline

At a Glance: Senegal

  • Land Area: ~197 thousand sq km (United States is ~50 times bigger than Senegal)
  • Population: ~14 million people (305 million more people live in United States)

How big is Senegal compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Senegal (196,722 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


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.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).