Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Peru instead of British Virgin Islands, you would:

Health

live 4.5 years less


In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (78 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Peru, that number is 75 years (73 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 60.5% less money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200 as of 2017, while in Peru, the GDP per capita is $13,500 as of 2017.

be 2.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Peru, that number is 6.9% as of 2017.

Life

have 53.2% more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Peru, there are 17.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 51.8% more likely to die during infancy


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 11.0 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.

Basic Needs

be 20.5% more likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Peru, about 52.5% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 21.9% more on education


British Virgin Islands spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Peru spends 3.9% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 30.2 times more coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 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 British Virgin Islands? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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