Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Ecuador instead of Peru, you would:
live 2.8 years longer
In Peru, the average life expectancy is 75 years (73 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020. In Ecuador, that number is 78 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.
be 33.3% less likely to be unemployed
In Peru, 6.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Ecuador, that number is 4.6% as of 2017.
make 14.8% less money
Peru has a GDP per capita of $13,500 as of 2017, while in Ecuador, the GDP per capita is $11,500 as of 2017.
pay a 16.7% higher top tax rate
Peru has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Ecuador, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.
be 33.0% less likely to die during childbirth
In Peru, approximately 88.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Ecuador, 59.0 women do as of 2017.
be 10.2% less likely to die during infancy
In Peru, approximately 16.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Ecuador, on the other hand, 15.0 children do as of 2020.
spend 28.2% more on education
Peru spends 3.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Ecuador spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2015.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Superintendencia Nacional de Aduanas y de Administración Tributaria, Servicio de Rentas Internas del Ecuador.
Ecuador: At a glance
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