If you lived in Peru instead of Micronesia, Federated States of, you would:

Health

live 0.8 years longer

In Micronesia, Federated States of, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2020. In Peru, that number is 75 years (73 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020.

be 57.0% less likely to be obese

In Micronesia, Federated States of, 45.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Peru, that number is 19.7% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 4.0 times more money

Micronesia, Federated States of has a GDP per capita of $3,400 as of 2017, while in Peru, the GDP per capita is $13,500 as of 2017.

be 57.4% less likely to be unemployed

In Micronesia, Federated States of, 16.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2010. In Peru, that number is 6.9% as of 2017.

be 15.0% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Micronesia, Federated States of, 26.7% live below the poverty line as of 2000. In Peru, however, that number is 22.7% as of 2014.

Life

have 10.1% fewer children

In Micronesia, Federated States of, there are approximately 18.9 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 26.0% more likely to have access to electricity

In Micronesia, Federated States of, approximately 75% of people have electricity access (92% in urban areas, and 71% in rural areas) as of 2016. In Peru, that number is 95% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 89% in rural areas) as of 2017.

be 48.8% more likely to have internet access

In Micronesia, Federated States of, approximately 35.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Peru, about 52.5% do as of 2018.

be 17.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Micronesia, Federated States of, approximately 79% of people have improved drinking water access as of 2017. In Peru, 92% of people do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 68.8% less on education

Micronesia, Federated States of spends 12.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Peru spends 3.9% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 60.5% less coastline

Micronesia, Federated States of has a total of 6,112 km of coastline. In Peru, that number is 2,414 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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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