Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Chile instead of British Virgin Islands, you would:

Economy

make 28.1% less money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200 as of 2017, while in Chile, the GDP per capita is $24,600 as of 2017.

be 2.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Chile, that number is 6.7% as of 2017.

Life

be 43.6% less likely to die during infancy


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 11.0 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Chile, on the other hand, 6.2 children do as of 2020.

have 18.0% more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Chile, there are 13.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 88.8% more likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Chile, about 82.3% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 68.8% more on education


British Virgin Islands spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Chile spends 5.4% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 80.4 times more coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 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 British Virgin Islands? 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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