Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 91.1% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Tanzania, 4.5% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Senegal, that number is 0.4% of people.

Economy

make 15.6% less money


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

be 4.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In Tanzania, 10.3% of adults are unemployed. In Senegal, that number is 48.0%.

be 2.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Tanzania, 22.8% live below the poverty line. In Senegal, however, that number is 46.7%.

spend 33.3% more on taxes


Tanzania has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Senegal, the top tax rate is 40.0%.

Life

be 20.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Tanzania, approximately 398.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Senegal, 315.0 women do.

be 25.9% less likely to be literate


In Tanzania, the literacy rate is 77.9%. In Senegal, it is 57.7%.

be 23.1% more likely to die during infancy


In Tanzania, approximately 39.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Senegal, on the other hand, 49.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 2.3 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Tanzania, 24% of people have electricity access (71% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas). In Senegal, that number is 55% of people on average (90% in urban areas, and 28% in rural areas).

be 97.7% more likely to have internet access


In Tanzania, approximately 13.0% of the population has internet access. In Senegal, about 25.7% do.

be 41.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Tanzania, approximately 56% of people have improved drinking water access (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas). In Senegal, that number is 78% of people on average (93% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 16.1% less on healthcare


Tanzania spends 5.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Senegal, that number is 4.7% of GDP.

spend 2.0 times more on education


Tanzania spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Senegal spends 7.1% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 62.7% less coastline


Tanzania has a total of 1,424 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 Tanzania? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Tanzania Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, Direction Generale des Impots et des Domaines.

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