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


live 5.0 years less

In Greenland, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 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 27.7% less likely to be unemployed

In Greenland, 9.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Peru, that number is 6.6% as of 2019.

make 73.0% less money

Greenland has a GDP per capita of $41,800 as of 2015, while in Peru, the GDP per capita is $11,300 as of 2020.

be 24.7% more likely to live below the poverty line

In Greenland, 16.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Peru, however, that number is 20.2% as of 2019.


have 24.8% more children

In Greenland, there are approximately 13.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Peru, there are 17.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

be 23.4% more likely to die during infancy

In Greenland, approximately 8.8 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.


spend 60.4% less on education

Greenland spends 10.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Peru spends 4.2% of total GDP on education as of 2020.


see 94.5% less coastline

Greenland has a total of 44,087 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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