Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Senegal instead of Equatorial Guinea, you would:
be 94.4% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Equatorial Guinea, 7.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Senegal, that number is 0.4% of people as of 2018.
live 2.5 years less
In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In Senegal, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 65 years for women) as of 2020.
be 10.0% more likely to be obese
In Equatorial Guinea, 8.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Senegal, that number is 8.8% of people as of 2016.
make 90.6% less money
Equatorial Guinea has a GDP per capita of $37,400 as of 2017, while in Senegal, the GDP per capita is $3,500 as of 2017.
be 5.6 times more likely to be unemployed
In Equatorial Guinea, 8.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Senegal, that number is 48.0% as of 2007.
pay a 14.3% higher top tax rate
Equatorial Guinea has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Senegal, the top tax rate is 40.0% as of 2016.
be 23.5% less likely to die during infancy
In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 59.7 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 45.5% less likely to be literate
In Equatorial Guinea, the literacy rate is 95.3% as of 2015. In Senegal, it is 51.9% as of 2017.
be 75.3% more likely to have internet access
In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 26.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Senegal, about 46.0% do as of 2018.
be 23.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 68% of people have improved drinking water access (82% in urban areas, and 32% 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 79.4% more coastline
Equatorial Guinea has a total of 296 km of coastline. In Senegal, that number is 531 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Direction Generale des Impots et des Domaines.
Senegal: At a glance
How big is Senegal compared to Equatorial Guinea? See an in-depth size comparison.