If you lived in Chile instead of United States, you would:

Health

be 22.7% less likely to be obese

In United States, 36.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Chile, that number is 28.0% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 43.0% less likely to live below the poverty line

In United States, 15.1% live below the poverty line as of 2010. In Chile, however, that number is 8.6% as of 2017.

make 61.3% less money

United States has a GDP per capita of $60,200 as of 2020, while in Chile, the GDP per capita is $23,300 as of 2020.

be 85.6% more likely to be unemployed

In United States, 3.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2018. In Chile, that number is 7.2% as of 2019.

Life

be 31.6% less likely to die during childbirth

In United States, approximately 19.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Chile, 13.0 women do as of 2017.

be 26.7% more likely to die during infancy

In United States, approximately 5.2 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.

Expenditures

spend 44.6% less on healthcare

United States spends 16.8% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Chile, that number is 9.3% of GDP as of 2019.

Geography

see 67.7% less coastline

United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Chile, that number is 6,435 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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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