Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Chile instead of Argentina, you would:

Health

live 1.6 years longer


In Argentina, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women). In Chile, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women).

Economy

make 17.2% more money


Argentina has a GDP per capita of $20,900, while in Chile, the GDP per capita is $24,500.

be 13.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Argentina, 8.1% of adults are unemployed. In Chile, that number is 7.0%.

be 44.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Argentina, 25.7% live below the poverty line. In Chile, however, that number is 14.4%.

spend 14.3% more on taxes


Argentina has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Chile, the top tax rate is 40.0%.

Life

be 57.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Argentina, approximately 52.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Chile, 22.0 women do.

be 32.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Argentina, approximately 9.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Chile, on the other hand, 6.6 children do.

have 18.6% less children


In Argentina, there are approximately 16.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Chile, there are 13.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Expenditures

spend 16.9% less on education


Argentina spends 5.9% of its total GDP on education. Chile spends 4.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 62.5% more on healthcare


Argentina spends 4.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Chile, that number is 7.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 29.0% more coastline


Argentina has a total of 4,989 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 Argentina? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Chilean Tax Administration, Federal Administration of Public Revenue.

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