Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Mexico instead of Peru, you would:
live 2.0 years longer
In Peru, the average life expectancy is 75 years (73 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020. In Mexico, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.
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 47.4% more money
Peru has a GDP per capita of $13,500 as of 2017, while in Mexico, the GDP per capita is $19,900 as of 2017.
be 50.7% less likely to be unemployed
In Peru, 6.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Mexico, that number is 3.4% as of 2017.
be 2.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Peru, 22.7% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Mexico, however, that number is 46.2% as of 2014.
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.
be 35.9% less likely to die during infancy
In Peru, approximately 16.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Mexico, on the other hand, 10.7 children do as of 2020.
be 25.2% more likely to have internet access
In Peru, approximately 52.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Mexico, about 65.8% do as of 2018.
spend 25.6% more on education
Peru spends 3.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Mexico spends 4.9% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
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.