Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Senegal instead of Ecuador, you would:
be 55.8% less likely to be obese
In Ecuador, 19.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Senegal, that number is 8.8% of people as of 2016.
live 7.5 years less
In Ecuador, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Senegal, that number is 70 years (68 years for men, 72 years for women) as of 2022.
make 68.0% less money
Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $10,300 as of 2020, while in Senegal, the GDP per capita is $3,300 as of 2020.
be 8.4 times more likely to be unemployed
In Ecuador, 5.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Senegal, that number is 48.0% as of 2007.
be 86.8% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Ecuador, 25.0% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In Senegal, however, that number is 46.7% as of 2011.
pay a 14.3% higher top tax rate
Ecuador has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Senegal, the top tax rate is 40.0% as of 2016.
have 91.6% more children
In Ecuador, there are approximately 16.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Senegal, there are 31.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 5.3 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Ecuador, approximately 59.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Senegal, 315.0 women do as of 2017.
be 44.6% less likely to be literate
In Ecuador, the literacy rate is 93.6% as of 2020. In Senegal, it is 51.9% as of 2017.
be 78.9% more likely to die during infancy
In Ecuador, approximately 18.1 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Senegal, on the other hand, 32.4 children do as of 2022.
be 26.8% less likely to have access to electricity
In Ecuador, approximately 97% of people have electricity access (100% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas) as of 2019. In Senegal, that number is 71% of people on average (94% in urban areas, and 50% in rural areas) as of 2019.
be 33.8% less likely to have internet access
In Ecuador, approximately 65.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Senegal, about 43.0% do as of 2020.
spend 47.4% less on healthcare
Ecuador spends 7.8% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Senegal, that number is 4.1% of GDP as of 2019.
spend 29.3% more on education
Ecuador spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. Senegal spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2019.
see 76.3% less coastline
Ecuador has a total of 2,237 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, Servicio de Rentas Internas del Ecuador.
Senegal: At a glance
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