Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Peru instead of Senegal, you would:
live 1.0 years less
In Senegal, the average life expectancy is 70 years (68 years for men, 72 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 2.2 times more likely to be obese
In Senegal, 8.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Peru, that number is 19.7% of people as of 2016.
make 3.4 times more money
Senegal has a GDP per capita of $3,300 as of 2020, while in Peru, the GDP per capita is $11,300 as of 2020.
be 86.3% less likely to be unemployed
In Senegal, 48.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2007. In Peru, that number is 6.6% as of 2019.
be 56.7% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Senegal, 46.7% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Peru, however, that number is 20.2% as of 2019.
pay a 25.0% lower top tax rate
Senegal has a top tax rate of 40.0% as of 2016. In Peru, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.
be 72.1% less likely to die during childbirth
In Senegal, approximately 315.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Peru, 88.0 women do as of 2017.
be 82.1% more likely to be literate
In Senegal, the literacy rate is 51.9% as of 2017. In Peru, it is 94.5% as of 2020.
be 66.7% less likely to die during infancy
In Senegal, approximately 32.4 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 45.4% fewer children
In Senegal, there are approximately 31.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Peru, there are 17.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 36.6% more likely to have access to electricity
In Senegal, approximately 71% of people have electricity access (94% in urban areas, and 50% in rural areas) as of 2019. In Peru, that number is 97% of people on average (99% in urban areas, and 86% in rural areas) as of 2019.
be 51.2% more likely to have internet access
In Senegal, approximately 43.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Peru, about 65.0% do as of 2020.
spend 20.8% less on education
Senegal spends 5.3% 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
Senegal spends 4.1% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Peru, that number is 5.2% of GDP as of 2019.
see 4.5 times more coastline
Senegal has a total of 531 km of coastline. In Peru, that number is 2,414 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Direction Generale des Impots et des Domaines, Superintendencia Nacional de Aduanas y de Administración Tributaria.
Peru: At a glance
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