Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Mexico instead of British Virgin Islands, you would:

Health

live 2.7 years less


In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (77 years for men, 80 years for women). In Mexico, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women).

Economy

make 41.8% less money


British Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $34,200, while in Mexico, the GDP per capita is $19,900.

be 24.1% more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed. In Mexico, that number is 3.6%.

Life

have 64.9% more children


In British Virgin Islands, there are approximately 11.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Mexico, there are 18.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 36.5% more likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access. In Mexico, about 59.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 15.9% less on education


British Virgin Islands spends 6.3% of its total GDP on education. Mexico spends 5.3% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 116.6 times more coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 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 British Virgin Islands? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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