Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 70.6% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Ghana, 1.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Chile, that number is 0.5% of people as of 2018.

live 11.2 years longer


In Ghana, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Chile, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.6 times more likely to be obese


In Ghana, 10.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Chile, that number is 28.0% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 5.2 times more money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in Chile, the GDP per capita is $24,600 as of 2017.

be 43.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Ghana, 11.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Chile, that number is 6.7% as of 2017.

be 40.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Ghana, 24.2% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Chile, however, that number is 14.4% as of 2013.

pay a 60.0% higher top tax rate


Ghana has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In Chile, the top tax rate is 40.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 95.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ghana, approximately 308.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Chile, 13.0 women do as of 2017.

be 25.8% more likely to be literate


In Ghana, the literacy rate is 76.6% as of 2015. In Chile, it is 96.4% as of 2017.

be 80.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Ghana, approximately 32.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Chile, on the other hand, 6.2 children do as of 2020.

have 55.7% fewer children


In Ghana, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Chile, there are 13.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 26.1% more likely to have access to electricity


In Ghana, approximately 79% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Chile, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 2.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Ghana, approximately 39.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Chile, about 82.3% do as of 2018.

be 11.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Ghana, approximately 90% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 81% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Chile, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 50.0% more on education


Ghana spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Chile spends 5.4% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 11.9 times more coastline


Ghana has a total of 539 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 Ghana? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ghana Revenue Authority, Chilean Tax Administration.

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