Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 69.2% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Djibouti, 1.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Senegal, that number is 0.4% of people.

be 34.8% less likely to be obese


In Djibouti, 13.5% of adults are obese. In Senegal, that number is 8.8% of people.

live 1.5 years less


In Djibouti, the average life expectancy is 64 years (61 years for men, 66 years for women). In Senegal, that number is 62 years (60 years for men, 64 years for women).

Economy

make 25.0% less money


Djibouti has a GDP per capita of $3,600, while in Senegal, the GDP per capita is $2,700.

be 20.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Djibouti, 40.0% of adults are unemployed. In Senegal, that number is 48.0%.

be 2.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Djibouti, 23.0% live below the poverty line. In Senegal, however, that number is 46.7%.

Life

have 42.7% more children


In Djibouti, there are approximately 23.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Senegal, there are 33.4 babies per 1,000 people.

be 37.6% more likely to die during childbirth


In Djibouti, approximately 229.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Senegal, 315.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 10.0% more likely to have access to electricity


In Djibouti, 50% of people have electricity access (61% in urban areas, and 14% in rural areas). In Senegal, that number is 55% of people on average (90% in urban areas, and 28% in rural areas).

be 96.2% more likely to have internet access


In Djibouti, approximately 13.1% of the population has internet access. In Senegal, about 25.7% do.

be 12.8% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Djibouti, approximately 90% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 65% in rural areas). In Senegal, that number is 78% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 55.7% less on healthcare


Djibouti spends 10.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Senegal, that number is 4.7% of GDP.

spend 57.8% more on education


Djibouti spends 4.5% of its total GDP on education. Senegal spends 7.1% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 69.1% more coastline


Djibouti has a total of 314 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 Djibouti? 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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