Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Peru instead of Bolivia, you would:
live 4.3 years longer
In Bolivia, the average life expectancy is 70 years (68 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.
make 77.6% more money
Bolivia has a GDP per capita of $7,600 as of 2017, while in Peru, the GDP per capita is $13,500 as of 2017.
be 41.2% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Bolivia, 38.6% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Peru, however, that number is 22.7% as of 2014.
be 72.5% more likely to be unemployed
In Bolivia, 4.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Peru, that number is 6.9% as of 2017.
pay a 2.3 times higher top tax rate
Bolivia has a top tax rate of 13.0% as of 2016. In Peru, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.
be 43.2% less likely to die during childbirth
In Bolivia, approximately 155.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Peru, 88.0 women do as of 2017.
be 48.1% less likely to die during infancy
In Bolivia, approximately 32.2 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 18.3% fewer children
In Bolivia, there are approximately 20.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Peru, there are 17.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 19.9% more likely to have internet access
In Bolivia, approximately 43.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Peru, about 52.5% do as of 2018.
spend 46.6% less on education
Bolivia spends 7.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2014. Peru spends 3.9% of total GDP on education as of 2017.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Superintendencia Nacional de Aduanas y de Administración Tributaria, Autoridad de Impugnación Tributaria (AIT), Bolivia.
Peru: At a glance
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