Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Mexico instead of Bahamas, The, you would:

Health

be 84.2% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Bahamas, The, 1.9% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Mexico, that number is 0.3% of people.

live 3.5 years longer


In Bahamas, The, the average life expectancy is 73 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women). In Mexico, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women).

Economy

be 64.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Bahamas, The, 10.0% of adults are unemployed. In Mexico, that number is 3.6%.

make 36.2% less money


Bahamas, The has a GDP per capita of $31,200, while in Mexico, the GDP per capita is $19,900.

be 5.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Bahamas, The, 9.3% live below the poverty line. In Mexico, however, that number is 46.2%.

Life

be 52.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Bahamas, The, approximately 80.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Mexico, 38.0 women do.

have 19.6% more children


In Bahamas, The, there are approximately 15.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Mexico, there are 18.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 25.6% less likely to have internet access


In Bahamas, The, approximately 80.0% of the population has internet access. In Mexico, about 59.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 18.2% less on healthcare


Bahamas, The spends 7.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Mexico, that number is 6.3% of GDP.

Geography

see 2.6 times more coastline


Bahamas, The has a total of 3,542 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 Bahamas, The? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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