Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Mexico instead of Belgium, you would:
live 4.7 years less
In Belgium, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Mexico, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.
be 30.8% more likely to be obese
In Belgium, 22.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Mexico, that number is 28.9% of people as of 2016.
be 52.1% less likely to be unemployed
In Belgium, 7.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Mexico, that number is 3.4% as of 2017.
pay a 34.8% lower top tax rate
Belgium has a top tax rate of 53.7% as of 2016. In Mexico, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.
make 57.3% less money
Belgium has a GDP per capita of $46,600 as of 2017, while in Mexico, the GDP per capita is $19,900 as of 2017.
be 3.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Belgium, 15.1% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Mexico, however, that number is 46.2% as of 2014.
have 58.6% more children
In Belgium, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Mexico, there are 17.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 6.6 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Belgium, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Mexico, 33.0 women do as of 2017.
be 3.2 times more likely to die during infancy
In Belgium, approximately 3.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Mexico, on the other hand, 10.7 children do as of 2020.
be 25.8% less likely to have internet access
In Belgium, approximately 88.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Mexico, about 65.8% do as of 2018.
spend 24.6% less on education
Belgium spends 6.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Mexico spends 4.9% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 140.3 times more coastline
Belgium has a total of 66 km of coastline. In Mexico, that number is 9,330 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Service Public Fédéral Finances, The World Factbook, Servicio de Administración Tributaria, SHCP.
Mexico: At a glance
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