Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Peru, you would:
live 11.7 years longer
In Peru, the average life expectancy is 69 years (65 years for men, 73 years for women) as of 2022. In United States, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2022.
be 83.8% more likely to be obese
In Peru, 19.7% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 5.3 times more money
Peru has a GDP per capita of $11,300 as of 2020, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $60,200 as of 2020.
be 40.9% less likely to be unemployed
In Peru, 6.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In United States, that number is 3.9% as of 2018.
be 25.2% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Peru, 20.2% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In United States, however, that number is 15.1% as of 2010.
pay a 32.0% higher top tax rate
Peru has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In United States, the top tax rate is 39.6% as of 2016.
be 78.4% less likely to die during childbirth
In Peru, approximately 88.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United States, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
be 52.1% 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 United States, on the other hand, 5.2 children do as of 2022.
have 28.6% fewer children
In Peru, there are approximately 17.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In United States, there are 12.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 40.0% more likely to have internet access
In Peru, approximately 65.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In United States, about 91.0% do as of 2020.
spend 19.0% more on education
Peru spends 4.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. United States spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2014.
spend 3.2 times more on healthcare
Peru spends 5.2% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In United States, that number is 16.8% of GDP as of 2019.
see 8.3 times more coastline
Peru has a total of 2,414 km of coastline. In United States, that number is 19,924 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Internal Revenue Service, The World Factbook, Superintendencia Nacional de Aduanas y de Administración Tributaria.
United States: At a glance
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