Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.2 years less


In Belgium, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women). In Chile, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women).

be 26.7% more likely to be obese


In Belgium, 22.1% of adults are obese. In Chile, that number is 28.0% of people.

Economy

spend 25.5% less on taxes


Belgium has a top tax rate of 53.7%. In Chile, the top tax rate is 40.0%.

make 47.4% less money


Belgium has a GDP per capita of $46,600, while in Chile, the GDP per capita is $24,500.

Life

have 20.4% more children


In Belgium, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Chile, there are 13.6 babies per 1,000 people.

be 3.1 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Belgium, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Chile, 22.0 women do.

be 94.1% more likely to die during infancy


In Belgium, approximately 3.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Chile, on the other hand, 6.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 23.7% less likely to have internet access


In Belgium, approximately 86.5% of the population has internet access. In Chile, about 66.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 25.8% less on education


Belgium spends 6.6% of its total GDP on education. Chile spends 4.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 26.4% less on healthcare


Belgium spends 10.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Chile, that number is 7.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 96.8 times more coastline


Belgium has a total of 66 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 Belgium? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Service Public Fédéral Finances, The World Factbook, Chilean Tax Administration.

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