Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Peru instead of Guatemala, you would:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.