Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Mexico instead of Dominican Republic, you would:

Health

live 2.2 years less


In Dominican Republic, the average life expectancy is 78 years (76 years for men, 81 years for women). In Mexico, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women).

Economy

make 17.8% more money


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

be 34.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Dominican Republic, 5.5% of adults are unemployed. In Mexico, that number is 3.6%.

be 51.5% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Dominican Republic, 30.5% live below the poverty line. In Mexico, however, that number is 46.2%.

spend 40.0% more on taxes


Dominican Republic has a top tax rate of 25.0%. In Mexico, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

Life

be 58.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Dominican Republic, approximately 92.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Mexico, 38.0 women do.

be 33.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Dominican Republic, approximately 17.5 children die before they reach the age of one. In Mexico, on the other hand, 11.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 13.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Dominican Republic, approximately 85% of people have improved drinking water access (85% in urban areas, and 82% in rural areas). In Mexico, that number is 96% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 92% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 43.2% more on healthcare


Dominican Republic spends 4.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Mexico, that number is 6.3% of GDP.

Geography

see 7.2 times more coastline


Dominican Republic has a total of 1,288 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 Dominican Republic? 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, Direccion General de Impuestos Internos.

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