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 as of 2016. In Peru, that number is 19.7% of people as of 2016.

live 5.7 years less

In Palau, the average life expectancy is 75 years (71 years for men, 78 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 18.9% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Palau, 24.9% live below the poverty line as of 2006. In Peru, however, that number is 20.2% as of 2019.

make 35.8% less money

Palau has a GDP per capita of $17,600 as of 2019, while in Peru, the GDP per capita is $11,300 as of 2020.

be 3.9 times more likely to be unemployed

In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Peru, that number is 6.6% as of 2019.

Life

have 49.4% more children

In Palau, there are approximately 11.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Peru, there are 17.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 80.6% more likely to have internet access

In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Peru, about 65.0% do as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 65.8% less on healthcare

Palau spends 15.2% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Peru, that number is 5.2% of GDP as of 2019.

Geography

see 58.9% more coastline

Palau has a total of 1,519 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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