Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United Kingdom instead of Senegal, you would:
live 17.9 years longer
In Senegal, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 65 years for women) as of 2020. In United Kingdom, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.
be 3.2 times more likely to be obese
In Senegal, 8.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United Kingdom, that number is 27.8% of people as of 2016.
make 12.7 times more money
Senegal has a GDP per capita of $3,500 as of 2017, while in United Kingdom, the GDP per capita is $44,300 as of 2017.
be 90.8% less likely to be unemployed
In Senegal, 48.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2007. In United Kingdom, that number is 4.4% as of 2017.
be 67.9% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Senegal, 46.7% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In United Kingdom, however, that number is 15.0% as of 2013.
pay a 12.5% higher top tax rate
Senegal has a top tax rate of 40.0% as of 2016. In United Kingdom, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 97.8% less likely to die during childbirth
In Senegal, approximately 315.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United Kingdom, 7.0 women do as of 2017.
be 91.0% less likely to die during infancy
In Senegal, approximately 45.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In United Kingdom, on the other hand, 4.1 children do as of 2020.
have 62.6% fewer children
In Senegal, there are approximately 31.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In United Kingdom, there are 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 53.8% more likely to have access to electricity
In Senegal, approximately 65% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In United Kingdom, 100% of the population do as of 2016.
be 2.1 times more likely to have internet access
In Senegal, approximately 46.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In United Kingdom, about 94.9% 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 United Kingdom, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.
spend 14.6% more on education
Senegal spends 4.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. United Kingdom spends 5.5% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 23.4 times more coastline
Senegal has a total of 531 km of coastline. In United Kingdom, that number is 12,429 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direction Generale des Impots et des Domaines, HM Revenue & Customs.
United Kingdom: At a glance
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