Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.8 years less


In Ireland, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 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 10.7% more likely to be obese


In Ireland, 25.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Chile, that number is 28.0% of people as of 2016.

Economy

pay a 16.7% lower top tax rate


Ireland has a top tax rate of 48.0% as of 2016. In Chile, the top tax rate is 40.0% as of 2016.

make 66.4% less money


Ireland has a GDP per capita of $73,200 as of 2017, while in Chile, the GDP per capita is $24,600 as of 2017.

be 75.6% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Ireland, 8.2% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Chile, however, that number is 14.4% as of 2013.

Life

be 2.6 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Ireland, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Chile, 13.0 women do as of 2017.

be 72.2% more likely to die during infancy


In Ireland, approximately 3.6 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.

Expenditures

spend 45.9% more on education


Ireland spends 3.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Chile spends 5.4% of total GDP on education as of 2017.

Geography

see 4.4 times more coastline


Ireland has a total of 1,448 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 Ireland? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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