Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.2 years longer


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

be 4.5 times more likely to be obese


In China, 6.2% of adults are obese. In Chile, that number is 28.0% of people.

Economy

make 46.7% more money


China has a GDP per capita of $16,700, while in Chile, the GDP per capita is $24,500.

spend 11.1% less on taxes


China has a top tax rate of 45.0%. In Chile, the top tax rate is 40.0%.

be 79.5% more likely to be unemployed


In China, 3.9% of adults are unemployed. In Chile, that number is 7.0%.

be 4.4 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In China, 3.3% live below the poverty line. In Chile, however, that number is 14.4%.

Life

be 18.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In China, approximately 27.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Chile, 22.0 women do.

be 45.0% less likely to die during infancy


In China, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Chile, on the other hand, 6.6 children do.

have 10.6% more children


In China, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Chile, there are 13.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 24.1% more likely to have internet access


In China, approximately 53.2% of the population has internet access. In Chile, about 66.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 41.8% more on healthcare


China spends 5.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Chile, that number is 7.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 55.6% less coastline


China has a total of 14,500 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 China? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Chilean Tax Administration, State Administration of Taxation.

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