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

Health

live 20.2 years longer

In Senegal, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 65 years for women) as of 2020. In Canada, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2020.

be 3.3 times more likely to be obese

In Senegal, 8.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 13.8 times more money

Senegal has a GDP per capita of $3,500 as of 2017, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,400 as of 2017.

be 86.9% less likely to be unemployed

In Senegal, 48.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2007. In Canada, that number is 6.3% as of 2017.

be 79.9% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Senegal, 46.7% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4% as of 2008.

pay a 17.5% lower top tax rate

Senegal has a top tax rate of 40.0% as of 2016. In Canada, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 96.8% less likely to die during childbirth

In Senegal, approximately 315.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Canada, 10.0 women do as of 2017.

be 90.6% less likely to die during infancy

In Senegal, approximately 45.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Canada, on the other hand, 4.3 children do as of 2020.

have 67.9% fewer children

In Senegal, there are approximately 31.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Canada, there are 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 53.8% more likely to have access to electricity

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

be 97.8% more likely to have internet access

In Senegal, approximately 46.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Canada, about 91.0% do as of 2018.

be 20.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Senegal, approximately 83% of people have improved drinking water access (92% in urban areas, and 74% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Canada, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 10.4% more on education

Senegal spends 4.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2011.

Geography

see 380.6 times more coastline

Senegal has a total of 531 km of coastline. In Canada, that number is 202,080 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Canada Revenue Agency, The World Factbook, Direction Generale des Impots et des Domaines.

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