United States compared to Peru

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If you moved to Peru from United States, you would..


make 77.3% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Peru Peru ($13,000 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Peru, the GDP per capita is $13,000.
Category: United States vs. Peru - GDP Per Capita

live 6.1 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Peru Peru (73.7 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Peru, the average life expectancy is 73.7 years.
Category: United States vs. Peru - Life Expectancy

consume 89.5% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita)
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Peru Peru (1,268 kWh per capita)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Peru, that number is 1,268 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Peru - Electricity Consumption

have 44% more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people)
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Peru Peru (18 babies per 1,000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Peru, that number is 18 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Peru - Birth Rate

be 70.9% more likely to live 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, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Peru, that number is 25.8% of people.
Category: United States vs. Peru - Poverty Line

be 12.6% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


United States United States (99.2% of people)
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Peru Peru (86.7% of people)
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In United States, 99.2% of people have access to clean drinking water. In Peru, 86.7% of people do.
Category: United States vs. Peru - Access to Drinking Water

be 3.3 times more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Peru Peru (19 per 1,000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 5.8 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Peru, on the other hand, 19 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Peru - Infant Mortality

be 25.5% more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people)
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Peru Peru (5.9% of people)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Peru, that number is 5.9% of people.
Category: United States vs. Peru - Unemployment

see 87.9% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Peru Peru (2,414 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Peru, that number is 2,414 km.
Category: United States vs. Peru - Coastline

The statistics on this page are calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2017 data).


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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.

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