Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 21.1% less likely to be obese

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

live 4.9 years less

In Chile, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women). In Brazil, that number is 74 years (70 years for men, 78 years for women).


be 70.8% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Chile, 14.4% live below the poverty line. In Brazil, however, that number is 4.2%.

spend 31.2% less on taxes

Chile has a top tax rate of 40.0%. In Brazil, the top tax rate is 27.5%.

make 36.3% less money

Chile has a GDP per capita of $24,500, while in Brazil, the GDP per capita is $15,600.

be 68.6% more likely to be unemployed

In Chile, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Brazil, that number is 11.8%.


be 100.0% more likely to die during childbirth

In Chile, approximately 22.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Brazil, 44.0 women do.

be 2.7 times more likely to die during infancy

In Chile, approximately 6.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Brazil, on the other hand, 17.5 children do.


spend 20.4% more on education

Chile spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education. Brazil spends 5.9% of total GDP on education.


see 16.4% more coastline

Chile has a total of 6,435 km of coastline. In Brazil, that number is 7,491 km.

Brazil: At a glance

Brazil is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 8,358,140 sq km. Following more than three centuries under Portuguese rule, Brazil gained its independence in 1822, maintaining a monarchical system of government until the abolition of slavery in 1888 and the subsequent proclamation of a republic by the military in 1889. Brazilian coffee exporters politically dominated the country until populist leader Getulio VARGAS rose to power in 1930. By far the largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil underwent more than a half century of populist and military government until 1985, when the military regime peacefully ceded power to civilian rulers. Brazil continues to pursue industrial and agricultural growth and development of its interior. Exploiting vast natural resources and a large labor pool, it is today South America's leading economic power and a regional leader, one of the first in the area to begin an economic recovery. High income inequality and crime remain pressing problems, as well as recent years' slow down in economic growth.

How big is Brazil compared to Chile? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Secretaria da Receita Federal do Brasil, The World Factbook, Chilean Tax Administration.


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