Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 7.9 years longer


In Moldova, the average life expectancy is 71 years (67 years for men, 75 years for women). In Chile, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women).

be 48.1% more likely to be obese


In Moldova, 18.9% of adults are obese. In Chile, that number is 28.0% of people.

Economy

make 4.3 times more money


Moldova has a GDP per capita of $5,700, while in Chile, the GDP per capita is $24,500.

be 70.7% more likely to be unemployed


In Moldova, 4.1% of adults are unemployed. In Chile, that number is 7.0%.

be 50.0% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Moldova, 9.6% live below the poverty line. In Chile, however, that number is 14.4%.

spend 2.2 times more on taxes


Moldova has a top tax rate of 18.0%. In Chile, the top tax rate is 40.0%.

Life

be 45.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Moldova, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Chile, on the other hand, 6.6 children do.

have 18.3% more children


In Moldova, there are approximately 11.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Chile, there are 13.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 12.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Moldova, approximately 88% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 81% in rural areas). In Chile, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 26.9% less on education


Moldova spends 6.7% of its total GDP on education. Chile spends 4.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 24.3% less on healthcare


Moldova spends 10.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Chile, that number is 7.8% of GDP.

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 Moldova? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, State tax Service, Chilean Tax Administration.

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