Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Peru instead of South Korea, you would:
live 14.0 years less
In South Korea, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 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 4.2 times more likely to be obese
In South Korea, 4.7% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Peru, that number is 19.7% of people as of 2016.
pay a 21.1% lower top tax rate
South Korea has a top tax rate of 38.0% as of 2016. In Peru, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.
make 73.3% less money
South Korea has a GDP per capita of $42,300 as of 2020, while in Peru, the GDP per capita is $11,300 as of 2020.
be 75.0% more likely to be unemployed
In South Korea, 3.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Peru, that number is 6.6% as of 2019.
be 40.3% more likely to live below the poverty line
In South Korea, 14.4% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Peru, however, that number is 20.2% as of 2019.
have 2.5 times more children
In South Korea, there are approximately 6.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Peru, there are 17.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 8.0 times more likely to die during childbirth
In South Korea, approximately 11.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Peru, 88.0 women do as of 2017.
be 3.8 times more likely to die during infancy
In South Korea, approximately 2.9 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.
be 33.0% less likely to have internet access
In South Korea, approximately 97.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Peru, about 65.0% do as of 2020.
spend 36.6% less on healthcare
South Korea spends 8.2% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Peru, that number is 5.2% of GDP as of 2019.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Superintendencia Nacional de Aduanas y de Administración Tributaria, National Tax Service, South Korea.
Peru: At a glance
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