Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.6 years longer


In Bhutan, the average life expectancy is 72 years (71 years for men, 73 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 3.1 times more likely to be obese


In Bhutan, 6.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Peru, that number is 19.7% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 50.0% more money


Bhutan has a GDP per capita of $9,000 as of 2017, while in Peru, the GDP per capita is $13,500 as of 2017.

be 2.2 times more likely to be unemployed


In Bhutan, 3.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Peru, that number is 6.9% as of 2017.

be 89.2% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Bhutan, 12.0% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In Peru, however, that number is 22.7% as of 2014.

Life

be 51.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Bhutan, approximately 183.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Peru, 88.0 women do as of 2017.

be 41.7% more likely to be literate


In Bhutan, the literacy rate is 66.6% as of 2017. In Peru, it is 94.4% as of 2018.

be 38.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Bhutan, approximately 27.0 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.

Expenditures

spend 40.9% less on education


Bhutan spends 6.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Peru spends 3.9% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

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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The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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