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

Health

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.

Economy

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.

Life

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.

Geography

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

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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