United States compared to Chile

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If you moved to Chile from United States, you would..


make 58.1% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Chile Chile ($24,000 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Chile, the GDP per capita is $24,000.
Category: United States vs. Chile - GDP Per Capita

consume 69% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita)
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Chile Chile (3,739 kWh per capita)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Chile, that number is 3,739 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Chile - Electricity Consumption

be 15.5% more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Chile Chile (6.7 per 1,000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 5.8 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Chile, on the other hand, 6.7 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Chile - Infant Mortality

be 48.9% more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people)
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Chile Chile (7% of people)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Chile, that number is 7% of people.
Category: United States vs. Chile - Unemployment

see 67.7% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Chile Chile (6,435 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Chile, that number is 6,435 km.
Category: United States vs. Chile - Coastline

The statistics on this page are calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2017 data).


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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.

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