Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.9 years longer


In Ecuador, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women). In Chile, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women).

be 40.7% more likely to be obese


In Ecuador, 19.9% of adults are obese. In Chile, that number is 28.0% of people.

Economy

make 2.1 times more money


Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Chile, the GDP per capita is $24,500.

be 52.2% more likely to be unemployed


In Ecuador, 4.6% of adults are unemployed. In Chile, that number is 7.0%.

spend 14.3% more on taxes


Ecuador has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Chile, the top tax rate is 40.0%.

Life

be 65.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ecuador, approximately 64.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Chile, 22.0 women do.

be 59.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Ecuador, approximately 16.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Chile, on the other hand, 6.6 children do.

have 24.0% less children


In Ecuador, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Chile, there are 13.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 22.0% more likely to have internet access


In Ecuador, approximately 54.1% of the population has internet access. In Chile, about 66.0% do.

be 13.9% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Ecuador, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (93% in urban areas, and 76% in rural areas). In Chile, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 15.2% less on healthcare


Ecuador spends 9.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Chile, that number is 7.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 2.9 times more coastline


Ecuador has a total of 2,237 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 Ecuador? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Chilean Tax Administration, Servicio de Rentas Internas del Ecuador.

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