Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Peru instead of Ecuador, you would:
live 8.6 years less
In Ecuador, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Peru, that number is 69 years (65 years for men, 73 years for women) as of 2022.
be 19.2% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Ecuador, 25.0% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In Peru, however, that number is 20.2% as of 2019.
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 15.2% more likely to be unemployed
In Ecuador, 5.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Peru, that number is 6.6% as of 2019.
be 40.4% less likely to die during infancy
In Ecuador, approximately 18.1 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Peru, on the other hand, 10.8 children do as of 2022.
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.
spend 33.3% less on healthcare
Ecuador spends 7.8% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Peru, that number is 5.2% of GDP as of 2019.
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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