Quality of life comparison
If you lived in China instead of Peru, you would:
live 1.4 years longer
In Peru, the average life expectancy is 75 years (73 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020. In China, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020.
be 68.5% less likely to be obese
In Peru, 19.7% of adults are obese as of 2016. In China, that number is 6.2% of people as of 2016.
make 34.8% more money
Peru has a GDP per capita of $13,500 as of 2017, while in China, the GDP per capita is $18,200 as of 2018.
be 43.5% less likely to be unemployed
In Peru, 6.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In China, that number is 3.9% as of 2017.
be 85.5% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Peru, 22.7% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In China, however, that number is 3.3% as of 2016.
pay a 50.0% higher top tax rate
Peru has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In China, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 67.0% less likely to die during childbirth
In Peru, approximately 88.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In China, 29.0 women do as of 2017.
be 31.7% less likely to die during infancy
In Peru, approximately 16.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In China, on the other hand, 11.4 children do as of 2020.
have 31.8% fewer children
In Peru, there are approximately 17.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In China, there are 11.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
see 6.0 times more coastline
Peru has a total of 2,414 km of coastline. In China, that number is 14,500 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Superintendencia Nacional de Aduanas y de Administración Tributaria, State Administration of Taxation.
China: At a glance
How big is China compared to Peru? See an in-depth size comparison.