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


live 10.9 years longer

In Peru, the average life expectancy is 69 years (65 years for men, 73 years for women) as of 2022. In Chile, that number is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2022.

be 42.1% more likely to be obese

In Peru, 19.7% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Chile, that number is 28.0% of people as of 2016.


make 2.0 times more money

Peru has a GDP per capita of $12,700 as of 2022, while in Chile, the GDP per capita is $25,900 as of 2022.

be 60.7% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Peru, 27.5% live below the poverty line as of 2022. In Chile, however, that number is 10.8% as of 2020.

be 2.1 times more likely to be unemployed

In Peru, 3.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2022. In Chile, that number is 8.2% as of 2022.

pay a 33.3% higher top tax rate

Peru has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Chile, the top tax rate is 40.0% as of 2016.


be 78.3% less likely to die during childbirth

In Peru, approximately 69.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2020. In Chile, 15.0 women do as of 2020.

be 39.4% less likely to die during infancy

In Peru, approximately 10.8 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Chile, on the other hand, 6.5 children do as of 2022.

have 25.7% fewer children

In Peru, there are approximately 16.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2024. In Chile, there are 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2024.

Basic Needs

be 26.8% more likely to have internet access

In Peru, approximately 71.0% of the population has internet access as of 2021. In Chile, about 90.0% do as of 2021.


spend 40.0% more on education

Peru spends 4.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2021. Chile spends 5.6% of total GDP on education as of 2019.

spend 55.6% more on healthcare

Peru spends 6.3% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2020. In Chile, that number is 9.8% of GDP as of 2020.


see 2.7 times more coastline

Peru has a total of 2,414 km of coastline. In Chile, that number is 6,435 km.

The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Superintendencia Nacional de Aduanas y de Administración Tributaria, Chilean Tax Administration.

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.
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