Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Mexico instead of Colombia, you would:
live 2.6 years less
In Colombia, the average life expectancy is 75 years (71 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2022. In Mexico, that number is 72 years (69 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2022.
be 29.6% more likely to be obese
In Colombia, 22.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Mexico, that number is 28.9% of people as of 2016.
make 33.6% more money
Colombia has a GDP per capita of $13,400 as of 2020, while in Mexico, the GDP per capita is $17,900 as of 2020.
be 66.8% less likely to be unemployed
In Colombia, 10.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Mexico, that number is 3.5% as of 2019.
be 17.4% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Colombia, 35.7% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In Mexico, however, that number is 41.9% as of 2018.
be 60.2% less likely to die during childbirth
In Colombia, approximately 83.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Mexico, 33.0 women do as of 2017.
have 10.9% fewer children
In Colombia, there are approximately 15.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Mexico, there are 13.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
spend 29.9% less on healthcare
Colombia spends 7.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Mexico, that number is 5.4% of GDP as of 2019.
see 2.9 times more coastline
Colombia has a total of 3,208 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
How big is Mexico compared to Colombia? See an in-depth size comparison.