Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.7 years longer


In Bangladesh, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women). In Mexico, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 8.0 times more likely to be obese


In Bangladesh, 3.6% of adults are obese. In Mexico, that number is 28.9% of people.

Economy

make 4.7 times more money


Bangladesh has a GDP per capita of $4,200, while in Mexico, the GDP per capita is $19,900.

be 90.1% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Bangladesh, 24.3% live below the poverty line. In Mexico, however, that number is 46.2%.

spend 16.7% more on taxes


Bangladesh has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Mexico, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

Life

be 78.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Bangladesh, approximately 176.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Mexico, 38.0 women do.

be 63.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Bangladesh, approximately 31.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Mexico, on the other hand, 11.6 children do.

be 29.8% more likely to be literate


In Bangladesh, the literacy rate is 72.8%. In Mexico, it is 94.5%.

Basic Needs

be 65.0% more likely to have access to electricity


In Bangladesh, 60% of people have electricity access (90% in urban areas, and 49% in rural areas). In Mexico, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas).

be 3.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Bangladesh, approximately 18.2% of the population has internet access. In Mexico, about 59.5% do.

be 10.6% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Bangladesh, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (86% in urban areas, and 87% in rural areas). In Mexico, that number is 96% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 92% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 2.1 times more on education


Bangladesh spends 2.5% of its total GDP on education. Mexico spends 5.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.2 times more on healthcare


Bangladesh spends 2.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Mexico, that number is 6.3% of GDP.

Geography

see 16.1 times more coastline


Bangladesh has a total of 580 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 Bangladesh? 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, National Board of Revenue (NBR), Bangladesh.

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