Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Mexico instead of Congo, Democratic Republic Of, you would:

Health

live 18.4 years longer


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, the average life expectancy is 58 years (56 years for men, 59 years for women). In Mexico, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 4.3 times more likely to be obese


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 6.7% of adults are obese. In Mexico, that number is 28.9% of people.

Economy

make 24.9 times more money


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a GDP per capita of $800, while in Mexico, the GDP per capita is $19,900.

be 26.7% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 63.0% live below the poverty line. In Mexico, however, that number is 46.2%.

Life

be 94.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 693.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Mexico, 38.0 women do.

be 22.7% more likely to be literate


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, the literacy rate is 77.0%. In Mexico, it is 94.5%.

be 83.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 68.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Mexico, on the other hand, 11.6 children do.

have 45.4% less children


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, there are approximately 33.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Mexico, there are 18.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 11.0 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, 9% of people have electricity access (19% in urban areas, and 2% in rural areas). In Mexico, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas).

be 15.7 times more likely to have internet access


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 3.8% of the population has internet access. In Mexico, about 59.5% do.

be 83.4% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Congo, Democratic Republic Of, approximately 52% of people have improved drinking water access (81% in urban areas, and 31% in rural areas). In Mexico, that number is 96% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 92% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 2.3 times more on education


Congo, Democratic Republic Of spends 2.3% of its total GDP on education. Mexico spends 5.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 46.5% more on healthcare


Congo, Democratic Republic Of spends 4.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Mexico, that number is 6.3% of GDP.

Geography

see 252.2 times more coastline


Congo, Democratic Republic Of has a total of 37 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 Congo, Democratic Republic Of? 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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