Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

live 8.8 years longer


In Eritrea, the average life expectancy is 65 years (63 years for men, 68 years for women). In Peru, that number is 74 years (72 years for men, 76 years for women).

be 3.9 times more likely to be obese


In Eritrea, 5.0% of adults are obese. In Peru, that number is 19.7% of people.

Economy

make 8.3 times more money


Eritrea has a GDP per capita of $1,600, while in Peru, the GDP per capita is $13,300.

be 22.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Eritrea, 8.6% of adults are unemployed. In Peru, that number is 6.7%.

be 54.6% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Eritrea, 50.0% live below the poverty line. In Peru, however, that number is 22.7%.

Life

be 86.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Eritrea, approximately 501.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Peru, 68.0 women do.

be 59.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Eritrea, approximately 45.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Peru, on the other hand, 18.4 children do.

be 27.6% more likely to be literate


In Eritrea, the literacy rate is 73.8%. In Peru, it is 94.2%.

have 39.9% less children


In Eritrea, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Peru, there are 17.8 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.8 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Eritrea, 32% of people have electricity access (86% in urban areas, and 17% in rural areas). In Peru, that number is 91% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 73% in rural areas).

be 37.9 times more likely to have internet access


In Eritrea, approximately 1.2% of the population has internet access. In Peru, about 45.5% do.

be 50.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Eritrea, approximately 58% of people have improved drinking water access (73% in urban areas, and 53% in rural areas). In Peru, that number is 87% of people on average (91% in urban areas, and 69% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 66.7% more on healthcare


Eritrea spends 3.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Peru, that number is 5.5% of GDP.

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 Eritrea? 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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