If you lived in Mexico instead of Cayman Islands, you would:

Health

live 4.9 years less

In Cayman Islands, the average life expectancy is 82 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.

Economy

be 15.0% less likely to be unemployed

In Cayman Islands, 4.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2008. In Mexico, that number is 3.4% as of 2017.

make 54.6% less money

Cayman Islands has a GDP per capita of $43,800 as of 2004, while in Mexico, the GDP per capita is $19,900 as of 2017.

Life

have 47.9% more children

In Cayman Islands, there are approximately 11.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Mexico, there are 17.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 94.5% more likely to die during infancy

In Cayman Islands, approximately 5.5 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 16.7% less likely to have internet access

In Cayman Islands, approximately 79.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Mexico, about 65.8% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 58.3 times more coastline

Cayman Islands has a total of 160 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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