Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Peru instead of Guatemala, you would:
live 4.0 years less
In Guatemala, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 75 years for women) as of 2022. In Peru, that number is 69 years (65 years for men, 73 years for women) as of 2022.
make 34.5% more money
Guatemala has a GDP per capita of $8,400 as of 2020, while in Peru, the GDP per capita is $11,300 as of 2020.
be 65.9% 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 20.2% as of 2019.
be 2.9 times more likely to be unemployed
In Guatemala, 2.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Peru, that number is 6.6% as of 2019.
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.
be 17.0% more likely to be literate
In Guatemala, the literacy rate is 80.8% as of 2018. In Peru, it is 94.5% as of 2020.
be 58.7% less likely to die during infancy
In Guatemala, approximately 26.2 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 23.0% fewer children
In Guatemala, there are approximately 22.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Peru, there are 17.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 30.0% more likely to have internet access
In Guatemala, approximately 50.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Peru, about 65.0% do as of 2020.
spend 16.1% less on healthcare
Guatemala spends 6.2% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Peru, that number is 5.2% of GDP as of 2019.
spend 27.3% more on education
Guatemala spends 3.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. Peru spends 4.2% of total GDP on education as of 2020.
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
How big is Peru compared to Guatemala? See an in-depth size comparison.