Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 98.7% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Botswana, 22.8% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Peru, that number is 0.3% of people.

live 10.7 years longer


In Botswana, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 66 years for women). In Peru, that number is 74 years (72 years for men, 76 years for women).

Economy

be 66.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Botswana, 20.0% of adults are unemployed. In Peru, that number is 6.7%.

make 25.3% less money


Botswana has a GDP per capita of $17,800, while in Peru, the GDP per capita is $13,300.

be 17.6% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Botswana, 19.3% live below the poverty line. In Peru, however, that number is 22.7%.

spend 20.0% more on taxes


Botswana has a top tax rate of 25.0%. In Peru, the top tax rate is 30.0%.

Life

be 47.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Botswana, approximately 129.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Peru, 68.0 women do.

be 37.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Botswana, approximately 29.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Peru, on the other hand, 18.4 children do.

have 19.5% fewer children


In Botswana, there are approximately 22.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Peru, there are 17.8 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 37.9% more likely to have access to electricity


In Botswana, 66% of people have electricity access (75% in urban areas, and 54% in rural areas). In Peru, that number is 91% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 73% in rural areas).

be 15.5% more likely to have internet access


In Botswana, approximately 39.4% of the population has internet access. In Peru, about 45.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 60.4% less on education


Botswana spends 9.6% of its total GDP on education. Peru spends 3.8% of total GDP on education.

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 Botswana? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Botswana Unified Revenue Service, Superintendencia Nacional de Aduanas y de Administración Tributaria.

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