Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 0.8 years less


In Aruba, the average life expectancy is 78 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Mexico, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 55.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Aruba, 7.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2016. In Mexico, that number is 3.4% as of 2017.

pay a 40.7% lower top tax rate


Aruba has a top tax rate of 59.0% as of 2016. In Mexico, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.

make 46.9% less money


Aruba has a GDP per capita of $37,500 as of 2017, while in Mexico, the GDP per capita is $19,900 as of 2017.

Life

have 45.5% more children


In Aruba, there are approximately 12.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Mexico, there are 17.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 32.3% less likely to have internet access


In Aruba, approximately 97.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Mexico, about 65.8% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 21.0% less on education


Aruba spends 6.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Mexico spends 4.9% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 136.2 times more coastline


Aruba has a total of 68 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 Aruba? 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, Ministerio di Finansas, Comunicacion, Utilidad y Energia.

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