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

Health

live 13.3 years longer

In Benin, the average life expectancy is 61 years (60 years for men, 63 years for women) as of 2020. In Peru, that number is 75 years (73 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.1 times more likely to be obese

In Benin, 9.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Peru, that number is 19.7% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 5.9 times more money

Benin has a GDP per capita of $2,300 as of 2017, while in Peru, the GDP per capita is $13,500 as of 2017.

be 37.3% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Benin, 36.2% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Peru, however, that number is 22.7% as of 2014.

be 6.9 times more likely to be unemployed

In Benin, 1.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Peru, that number is 6.9% as of 2017.

Life

be 77.8% less likely to die during childbirth

In Benin, approximately 397.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Peru, 88.0 women do as of 2017.

be 2.2 times more likely to be literate

In Benin, the literacy rate is 42.4% as of 2018. In Peru, it is 94.4% as of 2018.

be 71.6% less likely to die during infancy

In Benin, approximately 58.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Peru, on the other hand, 16.7 children do as of 2020.

have 59.6% fewer children

In Benin, there are approximately 42.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Peru, there are 17.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 2.3 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Benin, approximately 41% of people have electricity access (71% in urban areas, and 18% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Peru, that number is 95% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 89% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 2.6 times more likely to have internet access

In Benin, approximately 20.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Peru, about 52.5% do as of 2018.

be 20.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Benin, approximately 76% of people have improved drinking water access (81% in urban areas, and 72% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Peru, that number is 92% of people on average (96% in urban areas, and 77% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 20.0 times more coastline

Benin has a total of 121 km of coastline. In Peru, that number is 2,414 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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.
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