Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 81.2% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Gambia, The, 1.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Peru, that number is 0.3% of people.

live 8.9 years longer


In Gambia, The, 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 91.3% more likely to be obese


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

Economy

make 7.8 times more money


Gambia, The has a GDP per capita of $1,700, while in Peru, the GDP per capita is $13,300.

be 53.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Gambia, The, 48.4% live below the poverty line. In Peru, however, that number is 22.7%.

Life

be 90.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Gambia, The, approximately 706.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Peru, 68.0 women do.

be 69.7% more likely to be literate


In Gambia, The, the literacy rate is 55.5%. In Peru, it is 94.2%.

be 69.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Gambia, The, approximately 60.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Peru, on the other hand, 18.4 children do.

have 39.5% fewer children


In Gambia, The, there are approximately 29.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Peru, there are 17.8 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.5 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Gambia, The, 36% of people have electricity access (60% in urban areas, and 2% in rural areas). In Peru, that number is 91% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 73% in rural areas).

be 2.5 times more likely to have internet access


In Gambia, The, approximately 18.5% of the population has internet access. In Peru, about 45.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 24.7% less on healthcare


Gambia, The spends 7.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Peru, that number is 5.5% of GDP.

spend 35.7% more on education


Gambia, The spends 2.8% of its total GDP on education. Peru spends 3.8% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 30.2 times more coastline


Gambia, The has a total of 80 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.

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The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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