Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 38.0% less likely to be obese


In Tajikistan, 14.2% of adults are obese. In Senegal, that number is 8.8% of people.

live 6.0 years less


In Tajikistan, the average life expectancy is 68 years (65 years for men, 71 years for women). In Senegal, that number is 62 years (60 years for men, 64 years for women).

Economy

make 15.6% less money


Tajikistan has a GDP per capita of $3,200, while in Senegal, the GDP per capita is $2,700.

be 20.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Tajikistan, 2.4% of adults are unemployed. In Senegal, that number is 48.0%.

be 48.3% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Tajikistan, 31.5% live below the poverty line. In Senegal, however, that number is 46.7%.

spend 3.1 times more on taxes


Tajikistan has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In Senegal, the top tax rate is 40.0%.

Life

have 43.3% more children


In Tajikistan, there are approximately 23.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Senegal, there are 33.4 babies per 1,000 people.

be 9.8 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Tajikistan, approximately 32.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Senegal, 315.0 women do.

be 42.2% less likely to be literate


In Tajikistan, the literacy rate is 99.8%. In Senegal, it is 57.7%.

be 54.4% more likely to die during infancy


In Tajikistan, approximately 31.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Senegal, on the other hand, 49.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 25.4% more likely to have internet access


In Tajikistan, approximately 20.5% of the population has internet access. In Senegal, about 25.7% do.

be 45.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Tajikistan, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Senegal, 55% of the population do.

Expenditures

spend 31.9% less on healthcare


Tajikistan spends 6.9% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Senegal, that number is 4.7% of GDP.

spend 36.5% more on education


Tajikistan spends 5.2% of its total GDP on education. Senegal spends 7.1% of total GDP on education.

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 Tajikistan? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: National Center of Legislation under the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, The World Factbook, Direction Generale des Impots et des Domaines.

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