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This country comparison is a concise, tabular overview of numerous data from our respective country pages for Peru and United States. For further information and explanations, we provide many details per country that go far beyond this comparison. For example, there are separate sub-pages for both countries on economy, climate, energy, refugees, inflation, population and much more.
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General information

 PeruUnited States
Region:South AmericaNorth America
Area:1,285,220 km²9,831,510 km²
Official language:SpanishEnglish
Government form:Presidential republicFederal presidential republic
Independent since:1821 AD1776 AD
Capital:LimaWashington, D.C.

Population

Details for Peru and the United States

 PeruUnited States
Population:33,359,000331,894,000
Inhabitants/km²:26.033.8
Life expectancy males:Ø 74 yearsØ 75 years
Life expectancy females:Ø 80 yearsØ 80 years
Average age:Ø 29.1 yearsØ 38.5 years
Birthrate:17.54 ‰10.90 ‰
Deathrate:5.66 ‰10.30 ‰
Migrationrate:-0.75 ‰3.02 ‰

Quality of life

Values from 0 (bad) to 100 (very good)
See also: Explanations and country ranking on quality of life

 PeruUnited States
Political stability:5563
Civil rights:4681
Health:5471
Climate:7066
Cost of Living:5037
Popularity:3471

Economy

Details for Peru and the United States

 PeruUnited States
Currency:Nuevo Sol
(1 PEN = 100 Céntimos)
US Dollar
(1 USD =100 Cents)
Unemployment rate:4.8 %5.5 %
Inflation rate:4.27 %4.70 %
Cost of Living:
(USA = 100%)
48.74 %100.00 %
Commercial taxes and contributions:36.80 %36.60 %
Average income:6,520 US$70,430 US$
Corruption index:64 (bad)33 (moderate)


 PER:
total
per 1000
inh.
USA:
total
per 1000
inh.
Gross domestic product:223,249 M US$6.69 M US$22,996,100 M US$69.29 M US$
Gross national product:217,492 M US$6.52 M US$23,374,712 M US$70.43 M US$
Exported goods:66,098 M US$1.98 M US$2,532,951 M US$7.63 M US$
Imported goods:58,611 M US$1.76 M US$3,394,346 M US$10.23 M US$

Infrastructure

Details for Peru and the United States

 PER:
total
per 1000
inh.
USA:
total
per 1000
inh.
Roadways:140,672 km4.22 km6,586,610 km19.85 km
Railways:1,854 km0.06 km293,564 km0.88 km
Waterways:8,808 km0.26 km41,009 km0.12 km
Harbours:980.00293,6270.0109
Passenger airports:230.00074360.0013

Energy balance

Details for Peru and the United States

 PER:
total
per 1000
inh.
USA:
total
per 1000
inh.
Energy consumption:44.61 bn kWh1.34 m kWh3,902.00 bn kWh11.76 m kWh
Energy production:50.13 bn kWh1.50 m kWh4,095.00 bn kWh12.34 m kWh
Energy export:55.00 m kWh1,648.71 kWh9.70 bn kWh29,211.16 kWh
Energy imports:22.00 m kWh659.48 kWh72.72 bn kWh219,106.27 kWh
CO2 emissions:56.75 m t1,701.17 t4.82 bn t14,515.85 t

Telecommunication

Details for Peru and the United States

 PeruUnited States
International dialing:+51+1
Internet domain:.pe.us

 PER
total
PER
per 1000
inh.
USA
total
USA
per 1000
inh.
Landlines:2,470,00074101,526,000306
Mobile cellulars:44,000,0001319351,477,0001059
Internet server:234,1027505,000,0001522
Internet users:21,767,019653301,691,414909
Broadband Internet:3,044,00091121,176,000365

Healthcare system

Details for Peru and the United States

 PeruUnited States
Hospital beds per 1000 inh.:1.592.87
Physicians per 1000 inh.:1.272.59
Diabetes:6.6 %10.8 %
HIV:0.29 %0.20 %
Tuberculosis:1.16 ‰0.02 ‰
Tuberculosis cure rate:83.0 %75.0 %
Smokers:8.1 %23.0 %

Climate

We also provide a more detailed climate comparison of both countries.
The data for each country can be found here: Peru and United States

 PeruUnited States
Daytime temperatures:26.1 °C18.7 °C
Nighttime temperatures:16.0 °C7.1 °C
Water temperature:18.1 °C17.7 °C
Rel. humidity:73 %67 %
Rain days:4.87.1
Sunshine hours per day:5.47.2

Native languages

 PeruUnited States
Spanish:84.1 %10.7 %
English:n/a82.1 %
Quechua:13.0 %n/a
Aymara:1.7 %n/a
Chinese:n/a0.9 %
French:n/a0.7 %
German:n/a0.6 %
Italian:n/a0.6 %
Tagalog:n/a0.4 %
Ashaninka:0.3 %n/a
Korean:n/a0.3 %
Polish:n/a0.3 %
Vietnamese:n/a0.2 %
Japanese:n/a0.2 %
Portuguese:n/a0.2 %
Russian:n/a0.2 %
Eskimo:n/a0.0 %
other:0.9 %2.6 %

Religions

 PeruUnited States
Christianity:93.8 %78.5 %
Nondenominational:2.9 %n/a
Jewry:n/a1.8 %
Sikhism:n/a1.6 %
Islam:n/a1.1 %
Hinduism:n/a1.0 %
Buddhism:n/a0.7 %
other:3.3 %15.3 %


Data inventory and updates

A country comparison like this can be based on several hundred individual data items from dozens of different sources. All data are based on the most recent data available to us. Most of them refer to the previous year and are updated around March of the following year. If a country has not yet published data for the most recent or penultimate year, we present the most recent official data. Updates are made on an ongoing basis depending on the subject area or source, so there is no single "cutoff date" for this comparison. Sources for almost all data can be found on our respective country pages.