Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Canada instead of Peru, you would:
live 14.9 years longer
In Peru, the average life expectancy is 69 years (65 years for men, 73 years for women) as of 2022. In Canada, that number is 84 years (82 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022.
be 49.2% more likely to be obese
In Peru, 19.7% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Canada, that number is 29.4% of people as of 2016.
make 4.1 times more money
Peru has a GDP per capita of $11,300 as of 2020, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $45,900 as of 2020.
be 13.8% less likely to be unemployed
In Peru, 6.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Canada, that number is 5.7% as of 2019.
be 53.5% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Peru, 20.2% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4% as of 2008.
pay a 10.0% higher top tax rate
Peru has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Canada, the top tax rate is 33.0% as of 2016.
be 88.6% less likely to die during childbirth
In Peru, approximately 88.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Canada, 10.0 women do as of 2017.
be 59.4% less likely to die during infancy
In Peru, approximately 10.8 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Canada, on the other hand, 4.4 children do as of 2022.
have 40.9% fewer children
In Peru, there are approximately 17.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Canada, there are 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 49.2% more likely to have internet access
In Peru, approximately 65.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Canada, about 97.0% do as of 2020.
spend 26.2% more on education
Peru spends 4.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2011.
spend 2.1 times more on healthcare
Peru spends 5.2% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Canada, that number is 10.8% of GDP as of 2019.
see 83.7 times more coastline
Peru has a total of 2,414 km of coastline. In Canada, that number is 202,080 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Canada Revenue Agency, The World Factbook, Superintendencia Nacional de Aduanas y de Administración Tributaria.
Canada: At a glance
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