Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.0 years less


In Peru, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 76 years for women). In Belarus, that number is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 24.4% more likely to be obese


In Peru, 19.7% of adults are obese. In Belarus, that number is 24.5% of people.

Economy

make 42.1% more money


Peru has a GDP per capita of $13,300, while in Belarus, the GDP per capita is $18,900.

be 85.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Peru, 6.7% of adults are unemployed. In Belarus, that number is 1.0%.

be 74.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Peru, 22.7% live below the poverty line. In Belarus, however, that number is 5.7%.

spend 56.7% less on taxes


Peru has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Belarus, the top tax rate is 13.0%.

Life

be 94.1% less likely to die during childbirth


In Peru, approximately 68.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Belarus, 4.0 women do.

be 80.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Peru, approximately 18.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Belarus, on the other hand, 3.6 children do.

have 42.1% fewer children


In Peru, there are approximately 17.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Belarus, there are 10.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 56.3% more likely to have internet access


In Peru, approximately 45.5% of the population has internet access. In Belarus, about 71.1% do.

be 15.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Peru, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (91% in urban areas, and 69% in rural areas). In Belarus, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 99% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 31.6% more on education


Peru spends 3.8% of its total GDP on education. Belarus spends 5.0% of total GDP on education.

Belarus: At a glance

Belarus is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 202,900 sq km. After seven decades as a constituent republic of the USSR, Belarus attained its independence in 1991. It has retained closer political and economic ties to Russia than have any of the other former Soviet republics. Belarus and Russia signed a treaty on a two-state union on 8 December 1999 envisioning greater political and economic integration. Although Belarus agreed to a framework to carry out the accord, serious implementation has yet to take place. Since his election in July 1994 as the country's first directly elected president, Aleksandr LUKASHENKO has steadily consolidated his power through authoritarian means and a centralized economic system. Government restrictions on freedom of speech and the press, peaceful assembly, and religion remain in place.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Superintendencia Nacional de Aduanas y de Administración Tributaria, Ministry for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus.

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