Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Peru instead of Angola, you would:


be 84.2% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Angola, 1.9% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Peru, that number is 0.3% of people.

live 13.8 years longer

In Angola, the average life expectancy is 60 years (58 years for men, 62 years for women). In Peru, that number is 74 years (72 years for men, 76 years for women).

be 2.4 times more likely to be obese

In Angola, 8.2% of adults are obese. In Peru, that number is 19.7% of people.


make 95.6% more money

Angola has a GDP per capita of $6,800, while in Peru, the GDP per capita is $13,300.

be 38.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Angola, 36.6% live below the poverty line. In Peru, however, that number is 22.7%.

spend 76.5% more on taxes

Angola has a top tax rate of 17.0%. In Peru, the top tax rate is 30.0%.


be 85.7% less likely to die during childbirth

In Angola, approximately 477.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Peru, 68.0 women do.

be 32.5% more likely to be literate

In Angola, the literacy rate is 71.1%. In Peru, it is 94.2%.

be 72.8% less likely to die during infancy

In Angola, approximately 67.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Peru, on the other hand, 18.4 children do.

have 59.7% fewer children

In Angola, there are approximately 44.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Peru, there are 17.8 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.0 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Angola, 30% of people have electricity access (46% in urban areas, and 18% in rural areas). In Peru, that number is 91% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 73% in rural areas).

be 3.5 times more likely to have internet access

In Angola, approximately 13.0% of the population has internet access. In Peru, about 45.5% do.

be 76.9% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Angola, approximately 49% of people have improved drinking water access (75% in urban areas, and 28% in rural areas). In Peru, that number is 87% of people on average (91% in urban areas, and 69% in rural areas).


spend 66.7% more on healthcare

Angola spends 3.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Peru, that number is 5.5% of GDP.


see 50.9% more coastline

Angola has a total of 1,600 km of coastline. In Peru, that number is 2,414 km.

Peru: At a glance

Peru is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 1,279,996 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.

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

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direcção Nacional dos Impostos, Ministério das Finanças, Superintendencia Nacional de Aduanas y de Administración Tributaria.


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