Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Peru instead of Eritrea, you would:
live 8.5 years longer
In Eritrea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020. In Peru, that number is 75 years (73 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020.
be 3.9 times more likely to be obese
In Eritrea, 5.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Peru, that number is 19.7% of people as of 2016.
make 8.4 times more money
Eritrea has a GDP per capita of $1,600 as of 2017, while in Peru, the GDP per capita is $13,500 as of 2017.
be 54.6% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Eritrea, 50.0% live below the poverty line as of 2004. In Peru, however, that number is 22.7% as of 2014.
be 19.0% more likely to be unemployed
In Eritrea, 5.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Peru, that number is 6.9% as of 2017.
be 81.7% less likely to die during childbirth
In Eritrea, approximately 480.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Peru, 88.0 women do as of 2017.
be 23.2% more likely to be literate
In Eritrea, the literacy rate is 76.6% as of 2018. In Peru, it is 94.4% as of 2018.
be 61.4% less likely to die during infancy
In Eritrea, approximately 43.3 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.
have 39.1% fewer children
In Eritrea, there are approximately 27.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Peru, there are 17.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 2.0 times more likely to have access to electricity
In Eritrea, approximately 47% of people have electricity access (75% in urban areas, and 39% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Peru, that number is 95% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 89% in rural areas) as of 2017.
be 40.1 times more likely to have internet access
In Eritrea, approximately 1.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Peru, about 52.5% do as of 2018.
be 59.3% 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) as of 2015. In Peru, that number is 92% of people on average (96% in urban areas, and 77% in rural areas) as of 2017.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Peru: At a glance
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