Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 98.7% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Botswana, 22.8% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Mexico, that number is 0.3% of people.

live 12.8 years longer


In Botswana, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 66 years for women). In Mexico, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 52.9% more likely to be obese


In Botswana, 18.9% of adults are obese. In Mexico, that number is 28.9% of people.

Economy

make 11.8% more money


Botswana has a GDP per capita of $17,800, while in Mexico, the GDP per capita is $19,900.

be 82.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Botswana, 20.0% of adults are unemployed. In Mexico, that number is 3.6%.

be 2.4 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Botswana, 19.3% live below the poverty line. In Mexico, however, that number is 46.2%.

spend 40.0% more on taxes


Botswana has a top tax rate of 25.0%. In Mexico, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

Life

be 70.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Botswana, approximately 129.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Mexico, 38.0 women do.

be 60.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Botswana, approximately 29.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Mexico, on the other hand, 11.6 children do.

have 17.2% less children


In Botswana, there are approximately 22.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Mexico, there are 18.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 50.0% more likely to have access to electricity


In Botswana, 66% of people have electricity access (75% in urban areas, and 54% in rural areas). In Mexico, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas).

be 51.0% more likely to have internet access


In Botswana, approximately 39.4% of the population has internet access. In Mexico, about 59.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 44.8% less on education


Botswana spends 9.6% of its total GDP on education. Mexico spends 5.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 16.7% more on healthcare


Botswana spends 5.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Mexico, that number is 6.3% of GDP.

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 Botswana? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Botswana Unified Revenue Service, Servicio de Administración Tributaria, SHCP.

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