Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 11.2 years less

In Singapore, the average life expectancy is 85 years (83 years for men, 88 years for women). In Peru, that number is 74 years (72 years for men, 76 years for women).

be 3.2 times more likely to be obese

In Singapore, 6.1% of adults are obese. In Peru, that number is 19.7% of people.


make 85.8% less money

Singapore has a GDP per capita of $93,900, while in Peru, the GDP per capita is $13,300.

be 3.0 times more likely to be unemployed

In Singapore, 2.2% of adults are unemployed. In Peru, that number is 6.7%.

spend 36.4% more on taxes

Singapore has a top tax rate of 22.0%. In Peru, the top tax rate is 30.0%.


have 2.1 times more children

In Singapore, there are approximately 8.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Peru, there are 17.8 babies per 1,000 people.

be 6.8 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Singapore, approximately 10.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Peru, 68.0 women do.

be 7.7 times more likely to die during infancy

In Singapore, approximately 2.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Peru, on the other hand, 18.4 children do.

Basic Needs

be 43.8% less likely to have internet access

In Singapore, approximately 81.0% of the population has internet access. In Peru, about 45.5% do.

be 13.3% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Singapore, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access. In Peru, 87% of people do.


spend 31.0% more on education

Singapore spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Peru spends 3.8% of total GDP on education.

spend 12.2% more on healthcare

Singapore spends 4.9% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Peru, that number is 5.5% of GDP.


see 12.5 times more coastline

Singapore has a total of 193 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 Singapore? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Superintendencia Nacional de Aduanas y de Administración Tributaria, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore.


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