Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 19.9% less likely to be obese


In Cuba, 24.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Peru, that number is 19.7% of people as of 2016.

live 4.5 years less


In Cuba, the average life expectancy is 79 years (77 years for men, 82 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

be 2.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In Cuba, 2.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Peru, that number is 6.9% as of 2017.

Life

have 63.5% more children


In Cuba, there are approximately 10.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Peru, there are 17.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 2.4 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Cuba, approximately 36.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Peru, 88.0 women do as of 2017.

be 3.9 times more likely to die during infancy


In Cuba, approximately 4.3 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 69.5% less on education


Cuba spends 12.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2010. Peru spends 3.9% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 35.4% less coastline


Cuba has a total of 3,735 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 Cuba? 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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