Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 93.3% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Tanzania, 4.5% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Peru, that number is 0.3% of people.

live 11.4 years longer


In Tanzania, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women). In Peru, that number is 74 years (72 years for men, 76 years for women).

be 2.3 times more likely to be obese


In Tanzania, 8.4% of adults are obese. In Peru, that number is 19.7% of people.

Economy

make 4.2 times more money


Tanzania has a GDP per capita of $3,200, while in Peru, the GDP per capita is $13,300.

be 35.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Tanzania, 10.3% of adults are unemployed. In Peru, that number is 6.7%.

Life

be 82.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Tanzania, approximately 398.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Peru, 68.0 women do.

be 20.9% more likely to be literate


In Tanzania, the literacy rate is 77.9%. In Peru, it is 94.2%.

be 53.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Tanzania, approximately 39.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Peru, on the other hand, 18.4 children do.

have 50.0% less children


In Tanzania, there are approximately 35.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Peru, there are 17.8 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.8 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Tanzania, 24% of people have electricity access (71% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas). In Peru, that number is 91% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 73% in rural areas).

be 3.5 times more likely to have internet access


In Tanzania, approximately 13.0% of the population has internet access. In Peru, about 45.5% do.

be 55.9% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Tanzania, approximately 56% of people have improved drinking water access (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas). In Peru, that number is 87% of people on average (91% in urban areas, and 69% in rural areas).

Geography

see 69.5% more coastline


Tanzania has a total of 1,424 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 Tanzania? 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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