Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 7.7 years longer


In Peru, the average life expectancy is 75 years (73 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020. In Sweden, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 3.8 times more money


Peru has a GDP per capita of $13,500 as of 2017, while in Sweden, the GDP per capita is $51,200 as of 2017.

be 33.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Peru, 22.7% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Sweden, however, that number is 15.0% as of 2014.

pay a 90.3% higher top tax rate


Peru has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Sweden, the top tax rate is 57.1% as of 2016.

Life

be 95.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Peru, approximately 88.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Sweden, 4.0 women do as of 2017.

be 84.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Peru, approximately 16.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Sweden, on the other hand, 2.6 children do as of 2020.

have 28.8% fewer children


In Peru, there are approximately 17.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Sweden, there are 12.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 75.4% more likely to have internet access


In Peru, approximately 52.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Sweden, about 92.1% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 97.4% more on education


Peru spends 3.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Sweden spends 7.7% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 33.3% more coastline


Peru has a total of 2,414 km of coastline. In Sweden, that number is 3,218 km.

Sweden: At a glance

Sweden is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 410,335 sq km. A military power during the 17th century, Sweden has not participated in any war for almost two centuries. An armed neutrality was preserved in both world wars. Sweden's long-successful economic formula of a capitalist system intermixed with substantial welfare elements was challenged in the 1990s by high unemployment and in 2000-02 and 2009 by the global economic downturns, but fiscal discipline over the past several years has allowed the country to weather economic vagaries. Sweden joined the EU in 1995, but the public rejected the introduction of the euro in a 2003 referendum.

How big is Sweden compared to Peru? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Superintendencia Nacional de Aduanas y de Administración Tributaria, Skatteverket.

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