Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 92.1% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Gabon, 3.8% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Peru, that number is 0.3% of people as of 2018.

live 5.7 years longer


In Gabon, the average life expectancy is 69 years (67 years for men, 71 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 31.3% more likely to be obese


In Gabon, 15.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Peru, that number is 19.7% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 75.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Gabon, 28.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Peru, that number is 6.9% as of 2017.

be 33.8% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Gabon, 34.3% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Peru, however, that number is 22.7% as of 2014.

pay a 14.3% lower top tax rate


Gabon has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Peru, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.

make 25.4% less money


Gabon has a GDP per capita of $18,100 as of 2017, while in Peru, the GDP per capita is $13,500 as of 2017.

Life

be 65.1% less likely to die during childbirth


In Gabon, approximately 252.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Peru, 88.0 women do as of 2017.

be 11.5% more likely to be literate


In Gabon, the literacy rate is 84.7% as of 2018. In Peru, it is 94.4% as of 2018.

be 45.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Gabon, approximately 30.4 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 35.4% fewer children


In Gabon, there are approximately 26.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Peru, there are 17.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 15.3% less likely to have internet access


In Gabon, approximately 62.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Peru, about 52.5% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 44.4% more on education


Gabon spends 2.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2014. Peru spends 3.9% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 2.7 times more coastline


Gabon has a total of 885 km of coastline. In Peru, that number is 2,414 km.

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 Gabon? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, General Direction of Taxes, Superintendencia Nacional de Aduanas y de Administración Tributaria.

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