Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Puerto Rico instead of Paraguay, you would:
live 3.4 years longer
In Paraguay, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Puerto Rico, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.
make 3.1 times more money
Paraguay has a GDP per capita of $12,800 as of 2017, while in Puerto Rico, the GDP per capita is $39,400 as of 2017.
be 89.5% more likely to be unemployed
In Paraguay, 5.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Puerto Rico, that number is 10.8% as of 2017.
be 75.0% less likely to die during childbirth
In Paraguay, approximately 84.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Puerto Rico, 21.0 women do as of 2017.
be 64.5% less likely to die during infancy
In Paraguay, approximately 16.9 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Puerto Rico, on the other hand, 6.0 children do as of 2020.
have 51.8% fewer children
In Paraguay, there are approximately 16.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Puerto Rico, there are 8.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
spend 79.4% more on education
Paraguay spends 3.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Puerto Rico spends 6.1% of total GDP on education as of 2014.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Puerto Rico: At a glance
How big is Puerto Rico compared to Paraguay? See an in-depth size comparison.