Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 13.2% less likely to be obese


In Panama, 22.7% of adults are obese. In Peru, that number is 19.7% of people.

live 4.8 years less


In Panama, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women). In Peru, that number is 74 years (72 years for men, 76 years for women).

Economy

make 47.6% less money


Panama has a GDP per capita of $25,400, while in Peru, the GDP per capita is $13,300.

be 21.8% more likely to be unemployed


In Panama, 5.5% of adults are unemployed. In Peru, that number is 6.7%.

spend 20.0% more on taxes


Panama has a top tax rate of 25.0%. In Peru, the top tax rate is 30.0%.

Life

be 27.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Panama, approximately 94.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Peru, 68.0 women do.

be 85.9% more likely to die during infancy


In Panama, approximately 9.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Peru, on the other hand, 18.4 children do.

Basic Needs

be 15.7% less likely to have internet access


In Panama, approximately 54.0% of the population has internet access. In Peru, about 45.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 31.2% less on healthcare


Panama spends 8.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Peru, that number is 5.5% of GDP.

spend 18.7% more on education


Panama spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education. Peru spends 3.8% of total GDP on education.

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 Panama? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, General Directorate of Revenues, Panama, Superintendencia Nacional de Aduanas y de Administración Tributaria.

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