Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Senegal instead of Congo, Republic of the, you would:

Health

be 84.6% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Congo, Republic of the, 2.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Senegal, that number is 0.4% of people as of 2018.

live 1.9 years longer


In Congo, Republic of the, the average life expectancy is 61 years (60 years for men, 63 years for women) as of 2020. In Senegal, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 65 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 48.5% less money


Congo, Republic of the has a GDP per capita of $6,800 as of 2017, while in Senegal, the GDP per capita is $3,500 as of 2017.

be 33.3% more likely to be unemployed


In Congo, Republic of the, 36.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Senegal, that number is 48.0% as of 2007.

Life

be 16.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 378.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Senegal, 315.0 women do as of 2017.

be 35.4% less likely to be literate


In Congo, Republic of the, the literacy rate is 80.3% as of 2018. In Senegal, it is 51.9% as of 2017.

Basic Needs

be 14.8% more likely to have access to electricity


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 57% of people have electricity access (74% in urban areas, and 23% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Senegal, that number is 65% of people on average (90% in urban areas, and 43% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 5.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 8.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Senegal, about 46.0% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 3.1 times more coastline


Congo, Republic of the has a total of 169 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 Congo, Republic of the? 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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