Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 12.2% more likely to be obese

In Peru, 19.7% of adults are obese. In Brazil, that number is 22.1% of people.


make 17.3% more money

Peru has a GDP per capita of $13,300, while in Brazil, the GDP per capita is $15,600.

be 81.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Peru, 22.7% live below the poverty line. In Brazil, however, that number is 4.2%.

be 76.1% more likely to be unemployed

In Peru, 6.7% of adults are unemployed. In Brazil, that number is 11.8%.


be 35.3% less likely to die during childbirth

In Peru, approximately 68.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Brazil, 44.0 women do.

have 20.8% fewer children

In Peru, there are approximately 17.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Brazil, there are 14.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 31.2% more likely to have internet access

In Peru, approximately 45.5% of the population has internet access. In Brazil, about 59.7% do.

be 13.1% 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 Brazil, that number is 98% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 87% in rural areas).


spend 55.3% more on education

Peru spends 3.8% of its total GDP on education. Brazil spends 5.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 50.9% more on healthcare

Peru spends 5.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Brazil, that number is 8.3% of GDP.


see 3.1 times more coastline

Peru has a total of 2,414 km of coastline. In Brazil, that number is 7,491 km.

Brazil: At a glance

Brazil is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 8,358,140 sq km. Following more than three centuries under Portuguese rule, Brazil gained its independence in 1822, maintaining a monarchical system of government until the abolition of slavery in 1888 and the subsequent proclamation of a republic by the military in 1889. Brazilian coffee exporters politically dominated the country until populist leader Getulio VARGAS rose to power in 1930. By far the largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil underwent more than a half century of populist and military government until 1985, when the military regime peacefully ceded power to civilian rulers. Brazil continues to pursue industrial and agricultural growth and development of its interior. Exploiting vast natural resources and a large labor pool, it is today South America's leading economic power and a regional leader, one of the first in the area to begin an economic recovery. High income inequality and crime remain pressing problems, as well as recent years' slow down in economic growth.

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

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.


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