Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Senegal instead of Bangladesh, you would:

Health

live 11.3 years less


In Bangladesh, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women). In Senegal, that number is 62 years (60 years for men, 64 years for women).

be 2.4 times more likely to be obese


In Bangladesh, 3.6% of adults are obese. In Senegal, that number is 8.8% of people.

Economy

make 35.7% less money


Bangladesh has a GDP per capita of $4,200, while in Senegal, the GDP per capita is $2,700.

be 12.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Bangladesh, 4.0% of adults are unemployed. In Senegal, that number is 48.0%.

be 92.2% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Bangladesh, 24.3% live below the poverty line. In Senegal, however, that number is 46.7%.

spend 33.3% more on taxes


Bangladesh has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Senegal, the top tax rate is 40.0%.

Life

be 20.7% less likely to be literate


In Bangladesh, the literacy rate is 72.8%. In Senegal, it is 57.7%.

have 77.7% more children


In Bangladesh, there are approximately 18.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Senegal, there are 33.4 babies per 1,000 people.

be 79.0% more likely to die during childbirth


In Bangladesh, approximately 176.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Senegal, 315.0 women do.

be 54.9% more likely to die during infancy


In Bangladesh, approximately 31.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Senegal, on the other hand, 49.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 41.2% more likely to have internet access


In Bangladesh, approximately 18.2% of the population has internet access. In Senegal, about 25.7% do.

Expenditures

spend 2.8 times more on education


Bangladesh spends 2.5% of its total GDP on education. Senegal spends 7.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 67.9% more on healthcare


Bangladesh spends 2.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Senegal, that number is 4.7% of GDP.

Senegal: At a glance

Senegal is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 192,530 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.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direction Generale des Impots et des Domaines, National Board of Revenue (NBR), Bangladesh.

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