Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Peru instead of Sri Lanka, you would:

Health

live 2.9 years less


In Sri Lanka, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women). In Peru, that number is 74 years (72 years for men, 76 years for women).

be 3.8 times more likely to be obese


In Sri Lanka, 5.2% of adults are obese. In Peru, that number is 19.7% of people.

Economy

be 48.9% more likely to be unemployed


In Sri Lanka, 4.5% of adults are unemployed. In Peru, that number is 6.7%.

be 3.4 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Sri Lanka, 6.7% live below the poverty line. In Peru, however, that number is 22.7%.

spend 100.0% more on taxes


Sri Lanka has a top tax rate of 15.0%. In Peru, the top tax rate is 30.0%.

Life

have 17.1% more children


In Sri Lanka, there are approximately 15.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Peru, there are 17.8 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.3 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Sri Lanka, approximately 30.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Peru, 68.0 women do.

be 2.2 times more likely to die during infancy


In Sri Lanka, approximately 8.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Peru, on the other hand, 18.4 children do.

Basic Needs

be 41.7% more likely to have internet access


In Sri Lanka, approximately 32.1% of the population has internet access. In Peru, about 45.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 57.1% more on healthcare


Sri Lanka spends 3.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Peru, that number is 5.5% of GDP.

Geography

see 80.1% more coastline


Sri Lanka has a total of 1,340 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 Sri Lanka? 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, Sri Lanka Inland Revenue Department.

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