Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

be 29.6% less likely to be obese


In Chile, 28.0% of adults are obese. In Peru, that number is 19.7% of people.

live 4.9 years less


In Chile, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women). In Peru, that number is 74 years (72 years for men, 76 years for women).

Economy

spend 25.0% less on taxes


Chile has a top tax rate of 40.0%. In Peru, the top tax rate is 30.0%.

make 45.7% less money


Chile has a GDP per capita of $24,500, while in Peru, the GDP per capita is $13,300.

be 57.6% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Chile, 14.4% live below the poverty line. In Peru, however, that number is 22.7%.

Life

have 30.9% more children


In Chile, there are approximately 13.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Peru, there are 17.8 babies per 1,000 people.

be 3.1 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Chile, approximately 22.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Peru, 68.0 women do.

be 2.8 times more likely to die during infancy


In Chile, approximately 6.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Peru, on the other hand, 18.4 children do.

Basic Needs

be 31.1% less likely to have internet access


In Chile, approximately 66.0% of the population has internet access. In Peru, about 45.5% do.

be 12.4% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Chile, approximately 99% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas). In Peru, that number is 87% of people on average (91% in urban areas, and 69% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 22.4% less on education


Chile spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education. Peru spends 3.8% of total GDP on education.

spend 29.5% less on healthcare


Chile spends 7.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Peru, that number is 5.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 62.5% less coastline


Chile has a total of 6,435 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 Chile? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Superintendencia Nacional de Aduanas y de Administración Tributaria, Chilean Tax Administration.

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