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

Health

live 1.2 years less

In Philippines, the average life expectancy is 70 years (67 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2022. In Peru, that number is 69 years (65 years for men, 73 years for women) as of 2022.

be 3.1 times more likely to be obese

In Philippines, 6.4% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Peru, that number is 19.7% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 41.2% more money

Philippines has a GDP per capita of $8,000 as of 2020, while in Peru, the GDP per capita is $11,300 as of 2020.

be 28.8% more likely to be unemployed

In Philippines, 5.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Peru, that number is 6.6% as of 2019.

be 21.0% more likely to live below the poverty line

In Philippines, 16.7% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Peru, however, that number is 20.2% as of 2019.

Life

be 27.3% less likely to die during childbirth

In Philippines, approximately 121.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Peru, 88.0 women do as of 2017.

be 51.4% less likely to die during infancy

In Philippines, approximately 22.2 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Peru, on the other hand, 10.8 children do as of 2022.

have 22.8% fewer children

In Philippines, there are approximately 22.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Peru, there are 17.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 30.0% more likely to have internet access

In Philippines, approximately 50.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Peru, about 65.0% do as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 31.2% more on education

Philippines spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Peru spends 4.2% of total GDP on education as of 2020.

spend 26.8% more on healthcare

Philippines spends 4.1% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Peru, that number is 5.2% of GDP as of 2019.

Geography

see 93.3% less coastline

Philippines has a total of 36,289 km of coastline. In Peru, that number is 2,414 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

Peru: At a glance

Peru is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 1,279,996 sq km. Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces were defeated in 1824. After a dozen years of military rule, Peru returned to democratic leadership in 1980, but experienced economic problems and the growth of a violent insurgency. President Alberto FUJIMORI's election in 1990 ushered in a decade that saw a dramatic turnaround in the economy and significant progress in curtailing guerrilla activity. Nevertheless, the president's increasing reliance on authoritarian measures and an economic slump in the late 1990s generated mounting dissatisfaction with his regime, which led to his resignation in 2000. A caretaker government oversaw new elections in the spring of 2001, which installed Alejandro TOLEDO Manrique as the new head of government - Peru's first democratically elected president of indigenous ethnicity. The presidential election of 2006 saw the return of Alan GARCIA Perez who, after a disappointing presidential term from 1985 to 1990, oversaw a robust economic rebound. In June 2011, former army officer Ollanta HUMALA Tasso was elected president, defeating Keiko FUJIMORI Higuchi, the daughter of Alberto FUJIMORI. Since his election, HUMALA has carried on the sound, market-oriented economic policies of the three preceding administrations.
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