Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Chile instead of Sierra Leone, you would:

Health

be 57.1% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Sierra Leone, 1.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Chile, that number is 0.6% of people.

live 20.3 years longer


In Sierra Leone, the average life expectancy is 59 years (56 years for men, 61 years for women). In Chile, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women).

be 3.2 times more likely to be obese


In Sierra Leone, 8.7% of adults are obese. In Chile, that number is 28.0% of people.

Economy

make 15.3 times more money


Sierra Leone has a GDP per capita of $1,600, while in Chile, the GDP per capita is $24,500.

be 23.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Sierra Leone, 9.1% of adults are unemployed. In Chile, that number is 7.0%.

be 79.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Sierra Leone, 70.2% live below the poverty line. In Chile, however, that number is 14.4%.

spend 33.3% more on taxes


Sierra Leone has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Chile, the top tax rate is 40.0%.

Life

be 98.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Sierra Leone, approximately 1360.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Chile, 22.0 women do.

be 90.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Sierra Leone, approximately 68.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Chile, on the other hand, 6.6 children do.

be 2.0 times more likely to be literate


In Sierra Leone, the literacy rate is 48.1%. In Chile, it is 97.5%.

have 62.5% less children


In Sierra Leone, there are approximately 36.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Chile, there are 13.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 19.9 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Sierra Leone, 5% of people have electricity access (11% in urban areas, and 1% in rural areas). In Chile, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas).

be 5.6 times more likely to have internet access


In Sierra Leone, approximately 11.8% of the population has internet access. In Chile, about 66.0% do.

be 58.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Sierra Leone, approximately 63% of people have improved drinking water access (85% in urban areas, and 48% in rural areas). In Chile, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 29.7% less on healthcare


Sierra Leone spends 11.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Chile, that number is 7.8% of GDP.

spend 69.0% more on education


Sierra Leone spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Chile spends 4.9% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 16.0 times more coastline


Sierra Leone has a total of 402 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 Sierra Leone? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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