Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Chile instead of American Samoa, you would:

Health

live 5.5 years longer


In American Samoa, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women). In Chile, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women).

Economy

make 2.2 times more money


American Samoa has a GDP per capita of $11,200, while in Chile, the GDP per capita is $24,500.

be 76.5% less likely to be unemployed


In American Samoa, 29.8% of adults are unemployed. In Chile, that number is 7.0%.

Life

be 41.6% less likely to die during infancy


In American Samoa, approximately 11.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Chile, on the other hand, 6.6 children do.

have 30.6% less children


In American Samoa, there are approximately 19.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Chile, there are 13.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 68.8% more likely to have access to electricity


In American Samoa, 59% of people have electricity access (60% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas). In Chile, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas).

be 2.1 times more likely to have internet access


In American Samoa, approximately 31.3% of the population has internet access. In Chile, about 66.0% do.

Geography

see 55.5 times more coastline


American Samoa has a total of 116 km of coastline. In Chile, that number is 6,435 km.

Chile: At a glance

Chile is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 743,812 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.

How big is Chile compared to American Samoa? 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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