Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.8 years longer


In Iraq, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 75 years for women) as of 2020. In Chile, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 47.3% more money


Iraq has a GDP per capita of $16,700 as of 2017, while in Chile, the GDP per capita is $24,600 as of 2017.

be 58.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Iraq, 16.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2012. In Chile, that number is 6.7% as of 2017.

be 37.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Iraq, 23.0% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Chile, however, that number is 14.4% as of 2013.

pay a 2.7 times higher top tax rate


Iraq has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Chile, the top tax rate is 40.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 83.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Iraq, approximately 79.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Chile, 13.0 women do as of 2017.

be 92.4% more likely to be literate


In Iraq, the literacy rate is 50.1% as of 2018. In Chile, it is 96.4% as of 2017.

be 68.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Iraq, approximately 19.5 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 49.0% fewer children


In Iraq, there are approximately 25.7 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 66.8% more likely to have internet access


In Iraq, approximately 49.4% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Chile, about 82.3% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 110.9 times more coastline


Iraq has a total of 58 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 Iraq? 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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