United States compared to Mexico

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If you moved to Mexico from United States, you would..


make 67% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Mexico Mexico ($18,900 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Mexico, the GDP per capita is $18,900.
Category: United States vs. Mexico - GDP Per Capita

pay 11.6% less in taxes


United States United States (39.6% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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Mexico Mexico (35% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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In United States, citizens pay a top marginal tax rate (the highest tax rate you can pay) of 39.6%. In Mexico, the top marginal tax rate is 35%.
Category: United States vs. Mexico - Tax Rate

live 3.9 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Mexico Mexico (75.9 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Mexico, the average life expectancy is 75.9 years.
Category: United States vs. Mexico - Life Expectancy

consume 84% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Mexico Mexico (1,932 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Mexico, that number is 1,932 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Mexico - Electricity Consumption

have 48% more babies


United States United States (12.5 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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Mexico Mexico (18.5 babies per 1,000 people - 2016 est.)
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In United States, there are approximately 12.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Mexico, that number is 18.5 babies per 1,000 people.
Category: United States vs. Mexico - Birth Rate

be 3.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line


United States United States (15.1% of people)
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Mexico Mexico (52.3% of people)
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In United States, approximately 15.1% of people live below the poverty line. In Mexico, that number is 52.3% of people.
Category: United States vs. Mexico - Poverty Line

be 2.1 times more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Mexico Mexico (11.9 per 1,000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 5.8 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Mexico, on the other hand, 11.9 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Mexico - Infant Mortality

be 6.4% less likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people - 2016 est.)
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Mexico Mexico (4.4% of people - 2016 est.)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Mexico, that number is 4.4% of people.
Category: United States vs. Mexico - Unemployment

see 53.2% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Mexico Mexico (9,330 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Mexico, that number is 9,330 km.
Category: United States vs. Mexico - Coastline

The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, and Servicio de Administración Tributaria, SHCP.


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A brief history of Mexico

Mexico is a sovereign country in North America, with a total land area of approximately 1,964,375 sq km. The site of several advanced Amerindian civilizations - including the Olmec, Toltec, Teotihuacan, Zapotec, Maya, and Aztec - Mexico was conquered and colonized by Spain in the early 16th century. Administered as the Viceroyalty of New Spain for three centuries, it achieved its independence early in the 19th century. The global financial crisis beginning in late 2008 caused a massive economic downturn the following year, although growth returned quickly in 2010. Ongoing economic and social concerns include low real wages, underemployment for a large segment of the population, inequitable income distribution, and few advancement opportunities for the largely indigenous population in the impoverished southern states. The elections held in 2000 marked the first time since the 1910 Mexican Revolution that an opposition candidate - Vicente FOX of the National Action Party (PAN) - defeated the party in government, the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). He was succeeded in 2006 by another PAN candidate Felipe CALDERON, but Enrique PENA NIETO regained the presidency for the PRI in 2012. Since 2007, Mexico's powerful drug-trafficking organizations have engaged in bloody feuding, resulting in tens of thousands of drug-related homicides.

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