Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 21.8% less likely to be obese


In Vanuatu, 25.2% of adults are obese. In Peru, that number is 19.7% of people.

Economy

make 4.9 times more money


Vanuatu has a GDP per capita of $2,700, while in Peru, the GDP per capita is $13,300.

be 3.9 times more likely to be unemployed


In Vanuatu, 1.7% of adults are unemployed. In Peru, that number is 6.7%.

Life

be 10.6% more likely to be literate


In Vanuatu, the literacy rate is 85.2%. In Peru, it is 94.2%.

be 27.8% more likely to die during infancy


In Vanuatu, approximately 14.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Peru, on the other hand, 18.4 children do.

have 25.8% fewer children


In Vanuatu, there are approximately 24.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Peru, there are 17.8 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.4 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Vanuatu, 27% of people have electricity access (55% in urban areas, and 18% in rural areas). In Peru, that number is 91% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 73% in rural areas).

be 89.6% more likely to have internet access


In Vanuatu, approximately 24.0% of the population has internet access. In Peru, about 45.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 30.9% less on education


Vanuatu spends 5.5% of its total GDP on education. Peru spends 3.8% of total GDP on education.

spend 10.0% more on healthcare


Vanuatu spends 5.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Peru, that number is 5.5% of GDP.

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 Vanuatu? 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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