Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.6 years longer


In Brunei, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women). In Chile, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women).

be 98.6% more likely to be obese


In Brunei, 14.1% of adults are obese. In Chile, that number is 28.0% of people.

Economy

make 68.7% less money


Brunei has a GDP per capita of $78,200, while in Chile, the GDP per capita is $24,500.

Life

be 31.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Brunei, approximately 9.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Chile, on the other hand, 6.6 children do.

have 20.0% less children


In Brunei, there are approximately 17.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Chile, there are 13.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 31.1% more likely to have access to electricity


In Brunei, 76% of people have electricity access (79% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas). In Chile, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 11.4% more on education


Brunei spends 4.4% of its total GDP on education. Chile spends 4.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 3.0 times more on healthcare


Brunei spends 2.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Chile, that number is 7.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 40.0 times more coastline


Brunei has a total of 161 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 Brunei? 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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