Comparing United States to Peru

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If you lived in Peru instead of United States, you would:


MAKE 79% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Peru  PERU ($11,100.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Peru, that number is $11,100.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Peru GDP

LIVE 6.3 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Peru  PERU (73.23 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Peru, the average life expectancy is 73.23.
Category: United States vs. Peru life expectancy

CONSUME 90.7% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Peru  PERU (1,136 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Peru, it is 1,136 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Peru electricity consumption

BE 33.3% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Peru  PERU (0.4% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Peru, that number is 0.4%.
Category: United States vs. Peru AIDS percentage

BE 12.5% LESS LIKELY TO HAVE ACCESS TO IMPROVED DRINKING WATER


United States  UNITED STATES (99.2% of people)
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Peru  PERU (86.8% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Peru, 86.8% do.
Category: United States vs. Peru drinking water access

BE 3.28 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Peru  PERU (20.21 per 1000 infants)
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That's 227.6% more likely! In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Peru, on the other hand, there are a total of 20.21 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Peru infant mortality

BE 50.7% LESS LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Peru  PERU (3.6% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Peru 3.6% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Peru unemployment rate

HAVE 38.4% MORE BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Peru  PERU (18.57 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Peru, however, there are a total of 18.57 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Peru birth rate

BE 70.9% MORE LIKELY TO BE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE


United States  UNITED STATES (15.1% of people)
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Peru  PERU (25.8% of people)
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In United States, 15.1% of people are below the poverty line. In Peru, 25.8% are.
Category: United States vs. Peru poverty

SEE A 87.9% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Peru  PERU (2,414km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Peru has a total of 2,414 km.
Category: United States vs. Peru coastline

At a Glance: Peru

  • Land Area: ~1 million sq km (United States is ~8 times bigger than Peru)
  • Population: ~30 million people (289 million more people live in United States)

How big is Peru compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Peru (1,285,216 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Peru

Peru is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 1,285,216 sq km. Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces were defeated in 1824. After a dozen years of military rule, Peru returned to democratic leadership in 1980, but experienced economic problems and the growth of a violent insurgency. President Alberto FUJIMORI's election in 1990 ushered in a decade that saw a dramatic turnaround in the economy and significant progress in curtailing guerrilla activity. Nevertheless, the president's increasing reliance on authoritarian measures and an economic slump in the late 1990s generated mounting dissatisfaction with his regime, which led to his resignation in 2000. A caretaker government oversaw new elections in the spring of 2001, which installed Alejandro TOLEDO Manrique as the new head of government - Peru's first democratically elected president of indigenous ethnicity. The presidential election of 2006 saw the return of Alan GARCIA Perez who, after a disappointing presidential term from 1985 to 1990, oversaw a robust economic rebound. In June 2011, former army officer Ollanta HUMALA Tasso was elected president, defeating Keiko FUJIMORI Higuchi, the daughter of Alberto FUJIMORI. Since his election, HUMALA has carried on the sound, market-oriented economic policies of the three preceding administrations.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).