Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

live 3.4 years longer


In Peru, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 76 years for women). In Paraguay, that number is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

make 26.3% less money


Peru has a GDP per capita of $13,300, while in Paraguay, the GDP per capita is $9,800.

Life

be 94.1% more likely to die during childbirth


In Peru, approximately 68.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Paraguay, 132.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 12.7% more likely to have internet access


In Peru, approximately 45.5% of the population has internet access. In Paraguay, about 51.3% do.

be 13.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Peru, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (91% in urban areas, and 69% in rural areas). In Paraguay, that number is 98% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 95% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 31.6% more on education


Peru spends 3.8% of its total GDP on education. Paraguay spends 5.0% of total GDP on education.

spend 78.2% more on healthcare


Peru spends 5.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Paraguay, that number is 9.8% of GDP.

Paraguay: At a glance

Paraguay is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 397,302 sq km. Paraguay achieved its independence from Spain in 1811. In the disastrous War of the Triple Alliance (1865-70) - between Paraguay and Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay - Paraguay lost two-thirds of its adult males and much of its territory. The country stagnated economically for the next half century. Following the Chaco War of 1932-35 with Bolivia, Paraguay gained a large part of the Chaco lowland region. The 35-year military dictatorship of Alfredo STROESSNER ended in 1989, and, despite a marked increase in political infighting in recent years, Paraguay has held relatively free and regular presidential elections since the country's return to democracy.

How big is Paraguay 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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