Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Peru instead of Panama, you would:
be 13.2% less likely to be obese
In Panama, 22.7% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Peru, that number is 19.7% of people as of 2016.
live 4.5 years less
In Panama, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020. In Peru, that number is 75 years (73 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020.
make 46.9% less money
Panama has a GDP per capita of $25,400 as of 2017, while in Peru, the GDP per capita is $13,500 as of 2017.
be 15.0% more likely to be unemployed
In Panama, 6.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Peru, that number is 6.9% as of 2017.
pay a 20.0% higher top tax rate
Panama has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In Peru, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.
be 69.2% more likely to die during childbirth
In Panama, approximately 52.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Peru, 88.0 women do as of 2017.
be 83.5% more likely to die during infancy
In Panama, approximately 9.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Peru, on the other hand, 16.7 children do as of 2020.
spend 21.9% more on education
Panama spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2011. Peru spends 3.9% of total GDP on education as of 2017.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, General Directorate of Revenues, Panama, Superintendencia Nacional de Aduanas y de Administración Tributaria.
Peru: At a glance
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