Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 65.0% less likely to be obese


In Peru, 19.7% of adults are obese. In Indonesia, that number is 6.9% of people.

live 1.0 years less


In Peru, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 76 years for women). In Indonesia, that number is 73 years (70 years for men, 76 years for women).

Economy

be 16.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Peru, 6.7% of adults are unemployed. In Indonesia, that number is 5.6%.

be 52.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Peru, 22.7% live below the poverty line. In Indonesia, however, that number is 10.9%.

Life

be 85.3% more likely to die during childbirth


In Peru, approximately 68.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Indonesia, 126.0 women do.

be 23.4% more likely to die during infancy


In Peru, approximately 18.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Indonesia, on the other hand, 22.7 children do.

Basic Needs

be 11.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Peru, 91% of people have electricity access (98% in urban areas, and 73% in rural areas). In Indonesia, that number is 81% of people on average (94% in urban areas, and 66% in rural areas).

be 44.2% less likely to have internet access


In Peru, approximately 45.5% of the population has internet access. In Indonesia, about 25.4% do.

Expenditures

spend 49.1% less on healthcare


Peru spends 5.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Indonesia, that number is 2.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 22.7 times more coastline


Peru has a total of 2,414 km of coastline. In Indonesia, that number is 54,716 km.

Indonesia: At a glance

Indonesia is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 1,811,569 sq km. The Dutch began to colonize Indonesia in the early 17th century; Japan occupied the islands from 1942 to 1945. Indonesia declared its independence shortly before Japan's surrender, but it required four years of sometimes brutal fighting, intermittent negotiations, and UN mediation before the Netherlands agreed to transfer sovereignty in 1949. A period of sometimes unruly parliamentary democracy ended in 1957 when President SOEKARNO declared martial law and instituted "Guided Democracy." After an abortive coup in 1965 by alleged communist sympathizers, SOEKARNO was gradually eased from power. From 1967 until 1988, President SUHARTO ruled Indonesia with his "New Order" government. After rioting toppled Suharto in 1998, free and fair legislative elections took place in 1999. Indonesia is now the world's third most populous democracy, the world's largest archipelagic state, and the world's largest Muslim-majority nation. Current issues include: alleviating poverty, improving education, preventing terrorism, consolidating democracy after four decades of authoritarianism, implementing economic and financial reforms, stemming corruption, reforming the criminal justice system, holding the military and police accountable for human rights violations, addressing climate change, and controlling infectious diseases, particularly those of global and regional importance. In 2005, Indonesia reached a historic peace agreement with armed separatists in Aceh, which led to democratic elections in Aceh in December 2006. Indonesia continues to face low intensity armed resistance in Papua by the separatist Free Papua Movement.

How big is Indonesia 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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