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

Health

be 83.3% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Djibouti, 1.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Mexico, that number is 0.2% of people as of 2018.

live 12.0 years longer

In Djibouti, the average life expectancy is 65 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In Mexico, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.1 times more likely to be obese

In Djibouti, 13.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Mexico, that number is 28.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 5.5 times more money

Djibouti has a GDP per capita of $3,600 as of 2017, while in Mexico, the GDP per capita is $19,900 as of 2017.

be 91.5% less likely to be unemployed

In Djibouti, 40.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Mexico, that number is 3.4% as of 2017.

be 2.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Djibouti, 23.0% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Mexico, however, that number is 46.2% as of 2014.

Life

be 86.7% less likely to die during childbirth

In Djibouti, approximately 248.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Mexico, 33.0 women do as of 2017.

be 74.3% less likely to die during infancy

In Djibouti, approximately 41.6 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.

have 22.5% fewer children

In Djibouti, there are approximately 22.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Mexico, there are 17.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 93.1% more likely to have access to electricity

In Djibouti, approximately 52% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Mexico, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 18.1% more likely to have internet access

In Djibouti, approximately 55.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Mexico, about 65.8% do as of 2018.

be 10.7% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Djibouti, approximately 90% of people have improved drinking water access (99% in urban areas, and 59% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Mexico, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 29.7 times more coastline

Djibouti has a total of 314 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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