Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Chile instead of Central African Republic, you would:

Health

be 85.0% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Central African Republic, 4.0% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Chile, that number is 0.6% of people.

live 26.1 years longer


In Central African Republic, the average life expectancy is 53 years (51 years for men, 54 years for women). In Chile, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women).

be 3.7 times more likely to be obese


In Central African Republic, 7.5% of adults are obese. In Chile, that number is 28.0% of people.

Economy

make 35.0 times more money


Central African Republic has a GDP per capita of $700, while in Chile, the GDP per capita is $24,500.

Life

be 97.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Central African Republic, approximately 882.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Chile, 22.0 women do.

be 2.6 times more likely to be literate


In Central African Republic, the literacy rate is 36.8%. In Chile, it is 97.5%.

be 92.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Central African Republic, approximately 86.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Chile, on the other hand, 6.6 children do.

have 60.3% fewer children


In Central African Republic, there are approximately 34.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Chile, there are 13.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 33.2 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Central African Republic, 3% of people have electricity access (5% in urban areas, and 1% in rural areas). In Chile, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas).

be 14.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Central African Republic, approximately 4.6% of the population has internet access. In Chile, about 66.0% do.

be 44.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Central African Republic, approximately 68% of people have improved drinking water access (90% in urban areas, and 54% in rural areas). In Chile, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 4.1 times more on education


Central African Republic spends 1.2% of its total GDP on education. Chile spends 4.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 85.7% more on healthcare


Central African Republic spends 4.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Chile, that number is 7.8% of GDP.

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 Central African Republic? 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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