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

Health

live 2.3 years longer

In Guatemala, the average life expectancy is 72 years (70 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2020. In Peru, that number is 75 years (73 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 64.6% more money

Guatemala has a GDP per capita of $8,200 as of 2017, while in Peru, the GDP per capita is $13,500 as of 2017.

be 61.7% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Guatemala, 59.3% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Peru, however, that number is 22.7% as of 2014.

be 3.0 times more likely to be unemployed

In Guatemala, 2.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Peru, that number is 6.9% as of 2017.

pay a 4.3 times higher top tax rate

Guatemala has a top tax rate of 7.0% as of 2016. In Peru, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 15.8% more likely to be literate

In Guatemala, the literacy rate is 81.5% as of 2015. In Peru, it is 94.4% as of 2018.

be 23.4% less likely to die during infancy

In Guatemala, approximately 21.8 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 27.0% fewer children

In Guatemala, there are approximately 23.3 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 19.2% less likely to have internet access

In Guatemala, approximately 65.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Peru, about 52.5% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 39.3% more on education

Guatemala spends 2.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Peru spends 3.9% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 6.0 times more coastline

Guatemala has a total of 400 km of coastline. In Peru, that number is 2,414 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Superintendencia Nacional de Aduanas y de Administración Tributaria, Superintendence of the Tax Administration.

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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