If you moved to Peru from the United States, you would:
MAKE 79% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR
UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
PERU ($11,100.00 per capita)
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 (79.56 years life expectancy)
PERU (73.23 years life expectancy)
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 (12,186 kWh per capita)
PERU (1,136 kWh per capita)
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 (0.6% of people)
PERU (0.4% of people)
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 (99.2% of people)
PERU (86.8% of people)
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 (6.17 per 1000 infants)
PERU (20.21 per 1000 infants)
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 (7.3% of people)
PERU (3.6% of people)
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 (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
PERU (18.57 babies per 1000 people)
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 (15.1% of people)
PERU (25.8% of people)
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 (19,924km of coastline)
PERU (2,414km of coastline)
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).
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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).
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