Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Senegal instead of Wallis and Futuna, you would:

Health

live 17.7 years less


In Wallis and Futuna, the average life expectancy is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women). In Senegal, that number is 62 years (60 years for men, 64 years for women).

Economy

make 28.9% less money


Wallis and Futuna has a GDP per capita of $3,800, while in Senegal, the GDP per capita is $2,700.

be 5.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In Wallis and Futuna, 8.8% of adults are unemployed. In Senegal, that number is 48.0%.

Life

have 2.5 times more children


In Wallis and Futuna, there are approximately 13.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Senegal, there are 33.4 babies per 1,000 people.

be 11.4 times more likely to die during infancy


In Wallis and Futuna, approximately 4.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Senegal, on the other hand, 49.1 children do.

Basic Needs

be 16.3% more likely to have internet access


In Wallis and Futuna, approximately 22.1% of the population has internet access. In Senegal, about 25.7% do.

Geography

see 4.1 times more coastline


Wallis and Futuna has a total of 129 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 Wallis and Futuna? 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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