Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Peru instead of Mexico, you would:
be 31.8% less likely to be obese
In Mexico, 28.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Peru, that number is 19.7% of people as of 2016.
live 3.4 years less
In Mexico, the average life expectancy is 72 years (69 years for men, 76 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 51.8% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Mexico, 41.9% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Peru, however, that number is 20.2% as of 2019.
pay a 14.3% lower top tax rate
Mexico has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Peru, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.
make 36.9% less money
Mexico has a GDP per capita of $17,900 as of 2020, while in Peru, the GDP per capita is $11,300 as of 2020.
be 88.5% more likely to be unemployed
In Mexico, 3.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Peru, that number is 6.6% as of 2019.
have 27.0% more children
In Mexico, there are approximately 13.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Peru, there are 17.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 2.7 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Mexico, approximately 33.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Peru, 88.0 women do as of 2017.
see 74.1% less coastline
Mexico has a total of 9,330 km of coastline. In Peru, that number is 2,414 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Servicio de Administración Tributaria, SHCP, Superintendencia Nacional de Aduanas y de Administración Tributaria.
Peru: At a glance
How big is Peru compared to Mexico? See an in-depth size comparison.