Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Paraguay instead of Puerto Rico, you would:

Health

live 3.4 years less


In Puerto Rico, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020. In Paraguay, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 47.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Puerto Rico, 10.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Paraguay, that number is 5.7% as of 2017.

make 67.5% less money


Puerto Rico has a GDP per capita of $39,400 as of 2017, while in Paraguay, the GDP per capita is $12,800 as of 2017.

Life

have 2.1 times more children


In Puerto Rico, there are approximately 8.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Paraguay, there are 16.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 4.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Puerto Rico, approximately 21.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Paraguay, 84.0 women do as of 2017.

be 2.8 times more likely to die during infancy


In Puerto Rico, approximately 6.0 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Paraguay, on the other hand, 16.9 children do as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 44.3% less on education


Puerto Rico spends 6.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2014. Paraguay spends 3.4% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Paraguay: At a glance

Paraguay is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 397,302 sq km. Paraguay achieved its independence from Spain in 1811. In the disastrous War of the Triple Alliance (1865-70) - between Paraguay and Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay - Paraguay lost two-thirds of its adult males and much of its territory. The country stagnated economically for the next half century. Following the Chaco War of 1932-35 with Bolivia, Paraguay gained a large part of the Chaco lowland region. The 35-year military dictatorship of Alfredo STROESSNER ended in 1989, and, despite a marked increase in political infighting in recent years, Paraguay has held relatively free and regular presidential elections since the country's return to democracy.

How big is Paraguay compared to Puerto Rico? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

question_answer HAVE A QUESTION? ASK THE COMMUNITY

Join the Elsewhere community and ask a question about Paraguay. It's a free, question-and-answer based forum to discuss what life is like in countries and cities around the world.

Share this