Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

be 95.5% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Zimbabwe, 13.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Chile, that number is 0.6% of people.

live 18.5 years longer


In Zimbabwe, the average life expectancy is 60 years (58 years for men, 62 years for women). In Chile, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women).

be 80.6% more likely to be obese


In Zimbabwe, 15.5% of adults are obese. In Chile, that number is 28.0% of people.

Economy

make 10.7 times more money


Zimbabwe has a GDP per capita of $2,300, while in Chile, the GDP per capita is $24,500.

be 38.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Zimbabwe, 11.3% of adults are unemployed. In Chile, that number is 7.0%.

be 80.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Zimbabwe, 72.3% live below the poverty line. In Chile, however, that number is 14.4%.

spend 20.0% less on taxes


Zimbabwe has a top tax rate of 50.0%. In Chile, the top tax rate is 40.0%.

Life

be 95.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Zimbabwe, approximately 443.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Chile, 22.0 women do.

be 12.7% more likely to be literate


In Zimbabwe, the literacy rate is 86.5%. In Chile, it is 97.5%.

be 79.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Zimbabwe, approximately 32.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Chile, on the other hand, 6.6 children do.

have 60.2% less children


In Zimbabwe, there are approximately 34.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Chile, there are 13.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.5 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Zimbabwe, 40% of people have electricity access (80% in urban areas, and 21% in rural areas). In Chile, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas).

be 2.9 times more likely to have internet access


In Zimbabwe, approximately 23.1% of the population has internet access. In Chile, about 66.0% do.

be 28.7% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Zimbabwe, approximately 77% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas). In Chile, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 93% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 41.7% less on education


Zimbabwe spends 8.4% of its total GDP on education. Chile spends 4.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 21.9% more on healthcare


Zimbabwe spends 6.4% 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 Zimbabwe? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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