Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Senegal instead of British Virgin Islands, you would:

Health

live 16.0 years less


In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (78 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Senegal, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 65 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 89.8% less money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200 as of 2017, while in Senegal, the GDP per capita is $3,500 as of 2017.

be 16.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Senegal, that number is 48.0% as of 2007.

Life

have 2.9 times more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Senegal, there are 31.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 4.2 times more likely to die during infancy


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 11.0 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Senegal, on the other hand, 45.7 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 16.7% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Senegal, 83% of people do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 50.0% more on education


British Virgin Islands spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Senegal spends 4.8% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 6.6 times more coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 km of coastline. In Senegal, that number is 531 km.

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 British Virgin Islands? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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