Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Mexico instead of China, you would:
live 3.8 years less
In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Mexico, that number is 72 years (69 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2022.
be 4.7 times more likely to be obese
In China, 6.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Mexico, that number is 28.9% of people as of 2016.
pay a 22.2% lower top tax rate
China has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In Mexico, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.
be 69.8 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In China, 0.6% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In Mexico, however, that number is 41.9% as of 2018.
have 36.5% more children
In China, there are approximately 9.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Mexico, there are 13.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 75.4% more likely to die during infancy
In China, approximately 6.8 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Mexico, on the other hand, 11.9 children do as of 2022.
spend 22.9% more on education
China spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Mexico spends 4.3% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
see 35.7% less coastline
China has a total of 14,500 km of coastline. In Mexico, that number is 9,330 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Servicio de Administración Tributaria, SHCP, State Administration of Taxation.
Mexico: At a glance
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