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

Health

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.

Economy

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.

Life

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.

Basic Needs

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.

Expenditures

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.

Geography

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

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.
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