Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 64.4% less likely to be obese


In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese. In Peru, that number is 19.7% of people.

Economy

make 17.9% less money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $16,200, while in Peru, the GDP per capita is $13,300.

be 3.9 times more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed. In Peru, that number is 6.7%.

Life

have 57.5% more children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Peru, there are 17.8 babies per 1,000 people.

be 73.6% more likely to die during infancy


In Palau, approximately 10.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Peru, on the other hand, 18.4 children do.

Basic Needs

be 54.2% more likely to have access to electricity


In Palau, 59% of people have electricity access (62% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas). In Peru, that number is 91% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 73% in rural areas).

be 26.4% more likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access. In Peru, about 45.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 38.9% less on healthcare


Palau spends 9.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Peru, that number is 5.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 58.9% more coastline


Palau has a total of 1,519 km of coastline. In Peru, that number is 2,414 km.

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.

How big is Peru compared to Palau? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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