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


live 5.0 years longer

In Peru, the average life expectancy is 69 years (65 years for men, 73 years for women) as of 2022. In Greenland, that number is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2022.


make 3.7 times more money

Peru has a GDP per capita of $11,300 as of 2020, while in Greenland, the GDP per capita is $41,800 as of 2015.

be 19.8% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Peru, 20.2% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In Greenland, however, that number is 16.2% as of 2015.

be 38.3% more likely to be unemployed

In Peru, 6.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Greenland, that number is 9.1% as of 2015.


be 19.0% 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 Greenland, on the other hand, 8.8 children do as of 2022.

have 19.9% fewer children

In Peru, there are approximately 17.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Greenland, there are 13.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.


spend 2.5 times more on education

Peru spends 4.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. Greenland spends 10.6% of total GDP on education as of 2018.


see 18.3 times more coastline

Peru has a total of 2,414 km of coastline. In Greenland, that number is 44,087 km.

The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

Greenland: At a glance

Greenland is a sovereign country in North America, with a total land area of approximately 2,166,086 sq km. Greenland, the world's largest island, is about 81% ice-capped. Vikings reached the island in the 10th century from Iceland; Danish colonization began in the 18th century, and Greenland was made an integral part of Denmark in 1953. It joined the European Community (now the EU) with Denmark in 1973 but withdrew in 1985 over a dispute centered on stringent fishing quotas. Greenland was granted self-government in 1979 by the Danish parliament; the law went into effect the following year. Greenland voted in favor of increased self-rule in November 2008 and acquired greater responsibility for internal affairs when the Act on Greenland Self-Government was signed into law in June 2009. Denmark, however, continues to exercise control over several policy areas on behalf of Greenland including foreign affairs, security, and financial policy in consultation with Greenland's Self-Rule Government.
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