Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Peru instead of El Salvador, you would:
be 19.9% less likely to be obese
In El Salvador, 24.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Peru, that number is 19.7% of people as of 2016.
live 6.4 years less
In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2022. In Peru, that number is 69 years (65 years for men, 73 years for women) as of 2022.
make 39.5% more money
El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,100 as of 2020, while in Peru, the GDP per capita is $11,300 as of 2020.
be 11.4% less likely to live below the poverty line
In El Salvador, 22.8% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In Peru, however, that number is 20.2% as of 2019.
be 11.0% less likely to die during infancy
In El Salvador, approximately 12.1 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 91.3% more likely to die during childbirth
In El Salvador, approximately 46.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Peru, 88.0 women do as of 2017.
be 18.2% more likely to have internet access
In El Salvador, approximately 55.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Peru, about 65.0% do as of 2020.
spend 27.8% less on healthcare
El Salvador spends 7.2% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Peru, that number is 5.2% of GDP as of 2019.
spend 23.5% more on education
El Salvador spends 3.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Peru spends 4.2% of total GDP on education as of 2020.
see 7.9 times more coastline
El Salvador has a total of 307 km of coastline. In Peru, that number is 2,414 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Peru: At a glance
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