Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Saint Lucia instead of Peru, you would:


live 3.9 years longer

In Peru, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 76 years for women). In Saint Lucia, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women).


be 3.0 times more likely to be unemployed

In Peru, 6.7% of adults are unemployed. In Saint Lucia, that number is 20.0%.


be 29.4% less likely to die during childbirth

In Peru, approximately 68.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Saint Lucia, 48.0 women do.

be 40.8% less likely to die during infancy

In Peru, approximately 18.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Saint Lucia, on the other hand, 10.9 children do.

have 25.3% fewer children

In Peru, there are approximately 17.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Saint Lucia, there are 13.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 15.2% more likely to have internet access

In Peru, approximately 45.5% of the population has internet access. In Saint Lucia, about 52.4% do.

be 11.1% 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 Saint Lucia, that number is 96% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas).


spend 50.0% more on education

Peru spends 3.8% of its total GDP on education. Saint Lucia spends 5.7% of total GDP on education.

spend 21.8% more on healthcare

Peru spends 5.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Saint Lucia, that number is 6.7% of GDP.


see 93.5% less coastline

Peru has a total of 2,414 km of coastline. In Saint Lucia, that number is 158 km.

Saint Lucia: At a glance

Saint Lucia is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 606 sq km. The island, with its fine natural harbor at Castries, was contested between England and France throughout the 17th and early 18th centuries (changing possession 14 times); it was finally ceded to the UK in 1814. Even after the abolition of slavery on its plantations in 1834, Saint Lucia remained an agricultural island, dedicated to producing tropical commodity crops. Self-government was granted in 1967 and independence in 1979.

How big is Saint Lucia 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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