Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Chile instead of El Salvador, you would:

Health

live 4.0 years longer


In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In Chile, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women).

be 13.8% more likely to be obese


In El Salvador, 24.6% of adults are obese. In Chile, that number is 28.0% of people.

Economy

make 2.8 times more money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Chile, the GDP per capita is $24,500.

be 56.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In El Salvador, 32.7% live below the poverty line. In Chile, however, that number is 14.4%.

spend 33.3% more on taxes


El Salvador has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Chile, the top tax rate is 40.0%.

Life

be 59.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In El Salvador, approximately 54.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Chile, 22.0 women do.

be 60.7% less likely to die during infancy


In El Salvador, approximately 16.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Chile, on the other hand, 6.6 children do.

be 10.8% more likely to be literate


In El Salvador, the literacy rate is 88.0%. In Chile, it is 97.5%.

have 16.0% less children


In El Salvador, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Chile, there are 13.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.3 times more likely to have internet access


In El Salvador, approximately 29.0% of the population has internet access. In Chile, about 66.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 40.0% more on education


El Salvador spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Chile spends 4.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 14.7% more on healthcare


El Salvador spends 6.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Chile, that number is 7.8% of GDP.

Geography

see 21.0 times more coastline


El Salvador has a total of 307 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 El Salvador? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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