Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 48.5% less likely to be obese


In Yemen, 17.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Senegal, that number is 8.8% of people as of 2016.

live 3.7 years less


In Yemen, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020. In Senegal, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 65 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 40.0% more money


Yemen has a GDP per capita of $2,500 as of 2017, while in Senegal, the GDP per capita is $3,500 as of 2017.

be 13.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Yemen, 54.0% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Senegal, however, that number is 46.7% as of 2011.

be 77.8% more likely to be unemployed


In Yemen, 27.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Senegal, that number is 48.0% as of 2007.

pay a 2.7 times higher top tax rate


Yemen has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Senegal, the top tax rate is 40.0% as of 2016.

Life

have 23.3% more children


In Yemen, there are approximately 25.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Senegal, there are 31.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 92.1% more likely to die during childbirth


In Yemen, approximately 164.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Senegal, 315.0 women do as of 2017.

be 26.0% less likely to be literate


In Yemen, the literacy rate is 70.1% as of 2015. In Senegal, it is 51.9% as of 2017.

Basic Needs

be 38.3% more likely to have access to electricity


In Yemen, approximately 47% of people have electricity access (72% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Senegal, that number is 65% of people on average (90% in urban areas, and 43% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 72.2% more likely to have internet access


In Yemen, approximately 26.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Senegal, about 46.0% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 72.1% less coastline


Yemen has a total of 1,906 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 Yemen? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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