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


be 83.3% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Gambia, 1.8% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2020. In Peru, that number is 0.3% of people as of 2020.

live 1.3 years longer

In Gambia, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2022. In Peru, that number is 69 years (65 years for men, 73 years for women) as of 2022.

be 91.3% more likely to be obese

In Gambia, 10.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Peru, that number is 19.7% of people as of 2016.


make 6.0 times more money

Gambia has a GDP per capita of $2,100 as of 2022, while in Peru, the GDP per capita is $12,700 as of 2022.

be 48.5% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Gambia, 53.4% live below the poverty line as of 2020. In Peru, however, that number is 27.5% as of 2022.


be 84.9% less likely to die during childbirth

In Gambia, approximately 458.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2020. In Peru, 69.0 women do as of 2020.

be 62.7% more likely to be literate

In Gambia, the literacy rate is 58.1% as of 2021. In Peru, it is 94.5% as of 2020.

be 71.0% less likely to die during infancy

In Gambia, approximately 37.2 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.

have 38.8% fewer children

In Gambia, there are approximately 27.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2024. In Peru, there are 16.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2024.

Basic Needs

be 50.3% more likely to have access to electricity

In Gambia, approximately 64% of people have electricity access (82% in urban areas, and 31% in rural areas) as of 2021. In Peru, that number is 96% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 84% in rural areas) as of 2021.

be 2.2 times more likely to have internet access

In Gambia, approximately 33.0% of the population has internet access as of 2021. In Peru, about 71.0% do as of 2021.


spend 42.9% more on education

Gambia spends 2.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. Peru spends 4.0% of total GDP on education as of 2021.

spend 2.4 times more on healthcare

Gambia spends 2.6% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2020. In Peru, that number is 6.3% of GDP as of 2020.


see 30.2 times more coastline

Gambia has a total of 80 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

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.
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