Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Peru instead of Virgin Islands, you would:

Health

live 5.1 years less


In Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2020. In Peru, that number is 75 years (73 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 33.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Virgin Islands, 10.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Peru, that number is 6.9% as of 2017.

be 21.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Virgin Islands, 28.9% live below the poverty line as of 2002. In Peru, however, that number is 22.7% as of 2014.

make 63.5% less money


Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $37,000 as of 2016, while in Peru, the GDP per capita is $13,500 as of 2017.

Life

have 40.5% more children


In Virgin Islands, there are approximately 12.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Peru, there are 17.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 2.3 times more likely to die during infancy


In Virgin Islands, approximately 7.4 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Peru, on the other hand, 16.7 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 18.4% less likely to have internet access


In Virgin Islands, approximately 64.4% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Peru, about 52.5% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 12.8 times more coastline


Virgin Islands has a total of 188 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 Virgin Islands? 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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