Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Peru instead of Uruguay, you would:
be 29.4% less likely to be obese
In Uruguay, 27.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Peru, that number is 19.7% of people as of 2016.
live 9.5 years less
In Uruguay, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 82 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 13.4% less likely to be unemployed
In Uruguay, 7.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Peru, that number is 6.6% as of 2019.
make 47.7% less money
Uruguay has a GDP per capita of $21,600 as of 2020, while in Peru, the GDP per capita is $11,300 as of 2020.
be 2.3 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Uruguay, 8.8% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In Peru, however, that number is 20.2% as of 2019.
have 35.4% more children
In Uruguay, there are approximately 12.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Peru, there are 17.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 5.2 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Uruguay, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Peru, 88.0 women do as of 2017.
be 30.0% more likely to die during infancy
In Uruguay, approximately 8.3 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 24.4% less likely to have internet access
In Uruguay, approximately 86.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Peru, about 65.0% do as of 2020.
spend 10.6% less on education
Uruguay spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2019. Peru spends 4.2% of total GDP on education as of 2020.
spend 44.7% less on healthcare
Uruguay spends 9.4% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Peru, that number is 5.2% of GDP as of 2019.
see 3.7 times more coastline
Uruguay has a total of 660 km of coastline. In Peru, that number is 2,414 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Peru: At a glance
How big is Peru compared to Uruguay? See an in-depth size comparison.