Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Peru instead of Ecuador, you would:
live 2.8 years less
In Ecuador, the average life expectancy is 78 years (74 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.
make 17.4% more money
Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500 as of 2017, while in Peru, the GDP per capita is $13,500 as of 2017.
pay a 14.3% lower top tax rate
Ecuador has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Peru, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.
be 50.0% more likely to be unemployed
In Ecuador, 4.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Peru, that number is 6.9% as of 2017.
be 49.2% more likely to die during childbirth
In Ecuador, approximately 59.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Peru, 88.0 women do as of 2017.
be 11.3% more likely to die during infancy
In Ecuador, approximately 15.0 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.
spend 22.0% less on education
Ecuador spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. 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, Servicio de Rentas Internas del Ecuador.
Peru: At a glance
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