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

Health

live 15.3 years longer

In Benin, the average life expectancy is 61 years (60 years for men, 63 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 3.0 times more likely to be obese

In Benin, 9.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Mexico, that number is 28.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 8.7 times more money

Benin has a GDP per capita of $2,300 as of 2017, while in Mexico, the GDP per capita is $19,900 as of 2017.

be 3.4 times more likely to be unemployed

In Benin, 1.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Mexico, that number is 3.4% as of 2017.

be 27.6% more likely to live below the poverty line

In Benin, 36.2% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Mexico, however, that number is 46.2% as of 2014.

Life

be 91.7% less likely to die during childbirth

In Benin, approximately 397.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Mexico, 33.0 women do as of 2017.

be 2.2 times more likely to be literate

In Benin, the literacy rate is 42.4% as of 2018. In Mexico, it is 95.4% as of 2018.

be 81.8% less likely to die during infancy

In Benin, approximately 58.7 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.

have 58.2% fewer children

In Benin, there are approximately 42.1 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 2.4 times more likely to have access to electricity

In Benin, approximately 41% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Mexico, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 3.3 times more likely to have internet access

In Benin, approximately 20.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Mexico, about 65.8% do as of 2018.

be 30.9% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Benin, approximately 76% of people have improved drinking water access (81% in urban areas, and 72% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Mexico, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 22.5% more on education

Benin spends 4.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Mexico spends 4.9% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 77.1 times more coastline

Benin has a total of 121 km of coastline. In Mexico, that number is 9,330 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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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