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

Health

live 3.5 years less

In Moldova, the average life expectancy is 72 years (69 years for men, 77 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 31.9% more likely to be unemployed

In Moldova, 5.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Peru, that number is 6.6% as of 2019.

be 2.8 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Moldova, 7.3% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Peru, however, that number is 20.2% as of 2019.

pay a 66.7% higher top tax rate

Moldova has a top tax rate of 18.0% as of 2016. In Peru, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.

Life

have 68.9% more children

In Moldova, there are approximately 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Peru, there are 17.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

be 4.6 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Moldova, approximately 19.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Peru, 88.0 women do as of 2017.

Basic Needs

be 14.8% less likely to have internet access

In Moldova, approximately 76.3% of the population has internet access as of 2022. In Peru, about 65.0% do as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 31.1% less on education

Moldova spends 6.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Peru spends 4.2% of total GDP on education as of 2020.

spend 18.8% less on healthcare

Moldova spends 6.4% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Peru, that number is 5.2% of GDP as of 2019.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Superintendencia Nacional de Aduanas y de Administración Tributaria, State tax Service.

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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