Comparing United States to Chile

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MAKE 63.8% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Chile  CHILE ($19,100.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Chile, that number is $19,100.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Chile GDP

LIVE 1.1 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Chile  CHILE (78.44 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Chile, the average life expectancy is 78.44.
Category: United States vs. Chile life expectancy

CONSUME 74.5% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Chile  CHILE (3,106 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Chile, it is 3,106 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Chile electricity consumption

BE 33.3% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Chile  CHILE (0.4% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Chile, that number is 0.4%.
Category: United States vs. Chile AIDS percentage

BE 13.8% MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Chile  CHILE (7.02 per 1000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Chile, on the other hand, there are a total of 7.02 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Chile infant mortality

BE 17.8% LESS LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Chile  CHILE (6% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Chile 6% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Chile unemployment rate

SEE A 67.7% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Chile  CHILE (6,435km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Chile has a total of 6,435 km.
Category: United States vs. Chile coastline

At a Glance: Chile

  • Land Area: ~756 thousand sq km (United States is ~13 times bigger than Chile)
  • Population: ~17 million people (302 million more people live in United States)

How big is Chile compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Chile (756,102 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


A brief history of Chile

Chile is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 756,102 sq km. Prior to the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th century, the Inca ruled northern Chile while the Mapuche inhabited central and southern Chile. Although Chile declared its independence in 1810, decisive victory over the Spanish was not achieved until 1818. In the War of the Pacific (1879-83), Chile defeated Peru and Bolivia and won its present northern regions. It was not until the 1880s that the Mapuche were brought under central government control. After a series of elected governments, the three-year-old Marxist government of Salvador ALLENDE was overthrown in 1973 by a military coup led by Augusto PINOCHET, who ruled until a freely elected president was inaugurated in 1990. Sound economic policies, maintained consistently since the 1980s, contributed to steady growth, reduced poverty rates by over half, and helped secure the country's commitment to democratic and representative government. Chile has increasingly assumed regional and international leadership roles befitting its status as a stable, democratic nation. In January 2014, Chile assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2014-15 term.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).