Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 26.1 years less

In Monaco, the average life expectancy is 89 years (85 years for men, 93 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 97.0% less money

Monaco has a GDP per capita of $115,700 as of 2015, while in Senegal, the GDP per capita is $3,500 as of 2017.

be 24.0 times more likely to be unemployed

In Monaco, 2.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2012. In Senegal, that number is 48.0% as of 2007.


have 5.0 times more children

In Monaco, there are approximately 6.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Senegal, there are 31.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 24.1 times more likely to die during infancy

In Monaco, approximately 1.9 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 35.0% less likely to have access to electricity

In Monaco, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Senegal, 65% of the population do as of 2017.

be 52.6% less likely to have internet access

In Monaco, approximately 97.0% 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 Monaco, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Senegal, 83% of people do as of 2017.


spend 3.2 times more on education

Monaco spends 1.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Senegal spends 4.8% of total GDP on education as of 2017.


see 129.5 times more coastline

Monaco has a total of 4 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 Monaco? 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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