Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Senegal instead of Canada, you would:
be 70.1% less likely to be obese
In Canada, 29.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Senegal, that number is 8.8% of people as of 2016.
live 20.2 years less
In Canada, the average life expectancy is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020. In Senegal, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 65 years for women) as of 2020.
make 92.8% less money
Canada has a GDP per capita of $48,400 as of 2017, while in Senegal, the GDP per capita is $3,500 as of 2017.
be 7.6 times more likely to be unemployed
In Canada, 6.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Senegal, that number is 48.0% as of 2007.
be 5.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Canada, 9.4% live below the poverty line as of 2008. In Senegal, however, that number is 46.7% as of 2011.
pay a 21.2% higher top tax rate
Canada has a top tax rate of 33.0% as of 2016. In Senegal, the top tax rate is 40.0% as of 2016.
have 3.1 times more children
In Canada, there are approximately 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Senegal, there are 31.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 31.5 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Canada, approximately 10.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Senegal, 315.0 women do as of 2017.
be 10.6 times more likely to die during infancy
In Canada, approximately 4.3 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.
be 35.0% less likely to have access to electricity
In Canada, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Senegal, 65% of the population do as of 2017.
be 49.5% less likely to have internet access
In Canada, approximately 91.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Senegal, about 46.0% do as of 2018.
be 16.7% less likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Canada, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Senegal, that number is 83% of people on average (92% in urban areas, and 74% in rural areas) as of 2017.
see 99.7% less coastline
Canada has a total of 202,080 km of coastline. In Senegal, that number is 531 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direction Generale des Impots et des Domaines, Canada Revenue Agency.
Senegal: At a glance
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