Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 5.5 years longer

In Bangladesh, 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).

be 7.8 times more likely to be obese

In Bangladesh, 3.6% of adults are obese. In Chile, that number is 28.0% of people.


make 5.8 times more money

Bangladesh has a GDP per capita of $4,200, while in Chile, the GDP per capita is $24,500.

be 40.7% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Bangladesh, 24.3% live below the poverty line. In Chile, however, that number is 14.4%.

be 75.0% more likely to be unemployed

In Bangladesh, 4.0% of adults are unemployed. In Chile, that number is 7.0%.

spend 33.3% more on taxes

Bangladesh has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Chile, the top tax rate is 40.0%.


be 87.5% less likely to die during childbirth

In Bangladesh, approximately 176.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Chile, 22.0 women do.

be 33.9% more likely to be literate

In Bangladesh, the literacy rate is 72.8%. In Chile, it is 97.5%.

be 79.2% less likely to die during infancy

In Bangladesh, approximately 31.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Chile, on the other hand, 6.6 children do.

have 27.7% less children

In Bangladesh, there are approximately 18.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Chile, there are 13.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 66.0% more likely to have access to electricity

In Bangladesh, 60% of people have electricity access (90% in urban areas, and 49% in rural areas). In Chile, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas).

be 3.6 times more likely to have internet access

In Bangladesh, approximately 18.2% of the population has internet access. In Chile, about 66.0% do.

be 13.9% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Bangladesh, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (86% in urban areas, and 87% in rural areas). In Chile, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas).


spend 96.0% more on education

Bangladesh spends 2.5% of its total GDP on education. Chile spends 4.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.8 times more on healthcare

Bangladesh spends 2.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Chile, that number is 7.8% of GDP.


see 11.1 times more coastline

Bangladesh has a total of 580 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 Bangladesh? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Chilean Tax Administration, National Board of Revenue (NBR), Bangladesh.


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