Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.6 years less


In Puerto Rico, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020. In Peru, that number is 75 years (73 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 36.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Puerto Rico, 10.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Peru, that number is 6.9% as of 2017.

make 65.7% less money


Puerto Rico has a GDP per capita of $39,400 as of 2017, while in Peru, the GDP per capita is $13,500 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 Peru, there are 17.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 4.2 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 Peru, 88.0 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 Peru, on the other hand, 16.7 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 25.6% less likely to have internet access


In Puerto Rico, approximately 70.6% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Peru, about 52.5% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 36.1% less on education


Puerto Rico spends 6.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2014. Peru spends 3.9% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 4.8 times more coastline


Puerto Rico has a total of 501 km of coastline. In Peru, that number is 2,414 km.

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.

How big is Peru 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.

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