Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Mexico instead of Peru, you would:
live 3.4 years longer
In Peru, the average life expectancy is 69 years (65 years for men, 73 years for women) as of 2022. In Mexico, that number is 72 years (69 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2022.
be 46.7% more likely to be obese
In Peru, 19.7% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Mexico, that number is 28.9% of people as of 2016.
make 58.4% more money
Peru has a GDP per capita of $11,300 as of 2020, while in Mexico, the GDP per capita is $17,900 as of 2020.
be 47.0% less likely to be unemployed
In Peru, 6.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Mexico, that number is 3.5% as of 2019.
be 2.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Peru, 20.2% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In Mexico, however, that number is 41.9% as of 2018.
pay a 16.7% higher top tax rate
Peru has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Mexico, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.
be 62.5% less likely to die during childbirth
In Peru, approximately 88.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Mexico, 33.0 women do as of 2017.
have 21.3% fewer children
In Peru, there are approximately 17.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Mexico, there are 13.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 10.8% more likely to have internet access
In Peru, approximately 65.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Mexico, about 72.0% do as of 2020.
see 3.9 times more coastline
Peru has a total of 2,414 km of coastline. In Mexico, that number is 9,330 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Servicio de Administración Tributaria, SHCP, Superintendencia Nacional de Aduanas y de Administración Tributaria.
Mexico: At a glance
How big is Mexico compared to Peru? See an in-depth size comparison.