Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Yemen instead of Peru, you would:
be 13.2% less likely to be obese
In Peru, 19.7% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Yemen, that number is 17.1% of people as of 2016.
live 7.8 years less
In Peru, the average life expectancy is 75 years (73 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020. In Yemen, that number is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020.
pay a 50.0% lower top tax rate
Peru has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Yemen, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.
make 81.5% less money
Peru has a GDP per capita of $13,500 as of 2017, while in Yemen, the GDP per capita is $2,500 as of 2017.
be 3.9 times more likely to be unemployed
In Peru, 6.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Yemen, that number is 27.0% as of 2014.
be 2.4 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Peru, 22.7% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Yemen, however, that number is 54.0% as of 2014.
have 51.8% more children
In Peru, there are approximately 17.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Yemen, there are 25.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 86.4% more likely to die during childbirth
In Peru, approximately 88.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Yemen, 164.0 women do as of 2017.
be 25.7% less likely to be literate
In Peru, the literacy rate is 94.4% as of 2018. In Yemen, it is 70.1% as of 2015.
be 2.5 times more likely to die during infancy
In Peru, approximately 16.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Yemen, on the other hand, 41.9 children do as of 2020.
be 50.5% less likely to have access to electricity
In Peru, approximately 95% of people have electricity access (97% in urban areas, and 89% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Yemen, that number is 47% of people on average (72% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas) as of 2017.
be 49.1% less likely to have internet access
In Peru, approximately 52.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Yemen, about 26.7% do as of 2018.
see 21.0% less coastline
Peru has a total of 2,414 km of coastline. In Yemen, that number is 1,906 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Yemen Tax Authority, The World Factbook, Superintendencia Nacional de Aduanas y de Administración Tributaria.
Yemen: At a glance
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