Quality of life comparison
If you lived in South Korea instead of Peru, you would:
live 14.0 years longer
In Peru, the average life expectancy is 69 years (65 years for men, 73 years for women) as of 2022. In South Korea, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022.
be 76.1% less likely to be obese
In Peru, 19.7% of adults are obese as of 2016. In South Korea, that number is 4.7% of people as of 2016.
make 3.7 times more money
Peru has a GDP per capita of $11,300 as of 2020, while in South Korea, the GDP per capita is $42,300 as of 2020.
be 42.9% less likely to be unemployed
In Peru, 6.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In South Korea, that number is 3.8% as of 2019.
be 28.7% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Peru, 20.2% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In South Korea, however, that number is 14.4% as of 2016.
pay a 26.7% higher top tax rate
Peru has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In South Korea, the top tax rate is 38.0% as of 2016.
be 87.5% less likely to die during childbirth
In Peru, approximately 88.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In South Korea, 11.0 women do as of 2017.
be 73.4% less likely to die during infancy
In Peru, approximately 10.8 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In South Korea, on the other hand, 2.9 children do as of 2022.
have 59.8% fewer children
In Peru, there are approximately 17.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In South Korea, there are 6.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 49.2% more likely to have internet access
In Peru, approximately 65.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In South Korea, about 97.0% do as of 2020.
spend 57.7% more on healthcare
Peru spends 5.2% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In South Korea, that number is 8.2% of GDP as of 2019.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Superintendencia Nacional de Aduanas y de Administración Tributaria, National Tax Service, South Korea.
South Korea: At a glance
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