Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 4.7 times more likely to be obese


In China, 6.2% of adults are obese. In Mexico, that number is 28.9% of people.

Economy

make 19.2% more money


China has a GDP per capita of $16,700, while in Mexico, the GDP per capita is $19,900.

spend 22.2% less on taxes


China has a top tax rate of 45.0%. In Mexico, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

be 14.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In China, 3.3% live below the poverty line. In Mexico, however, that number is 46.2%.

Life

have 48.8% more children


In China, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Mexico, there are 18.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 40.7% more likely to die during childbirth


In China, approximately 27.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Mexico, 38.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 11.8% more likely to have internet access


In China, approximately 53.2% of the population has internet access. In Mexico, about 59.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 14.5% more on healthcare


China spends 5.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Mexico, that number is 6.3% of GDP.

Geography

see 35.7% less coastline


China has a total of 14,500 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 China? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Servicio de Administración Tributaria, SHCP, State Administration of Taxation.

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