Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Mexico instead of Albania, you would:


live 2.4 years less

In Albania, the average life expectancy is 78 years (76 years for men, 81 years for women). In Mexico, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 33.2% more likely to be obese

In Albania, 21.7% of adults are obese. In Mexico, that number is 28.9% of people.


make 59.2% more money

Albania has a GDP per capita of $12,500, while in Mexico, the GDP per capita is $19,900.

be 74.3% less likely to be unemployed

In Albania, 14.0% of adults are unemployed. In Mexico, that number is 3.6%.

be 3.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Albania, 14.3% live below the poverty line. In Mexico, however, that number is 46.2%.

spend 52.2% more on taxes

Albania has a top tax rate of 23.0%. In Mexico, the top tax rate is 35.0%.


have 38.6% more children

In Albania, there are approximately 13.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Mexico, there are 18.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 31.0% more likely to die during childbirth

In Albania, approximately 29.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Mexico, 38.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 15.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Albania, approximately 84% of people have improved drinking water access (84% in urban areas, and 82% in rural areas). In Mexico, that number is 96% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 92% in rural areas).

be 10.4% less likely to have internet access

In Albania, approximately 66.4% of the population has internet access. In Mexico, about 59.5% do.


spend 23.2% less on healthcare

Albania spends 8.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Mexico, that number is 6.3% of GDP.

spend 51.4% more on education

Albania spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Mexico spends 5.3% of total GDP on education.


see 25.8 times more coastline

Albania has a total of 362 km of coastline. In Mexico, that number is 9,330 km.

Mexico: At a glance

Mexico is a sovereign country in North America, with a total land area of approximately 1,943,945 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.

How big is Mexico compared to Albania? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Servicio de Administración Tributaria, SHCP, Albanian Taxation Office.


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