If you lived in Mexico instead of Equatorial Guinea, you would:

Health

be 94.5% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Equatorial Guinea, 7.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2020. In Mexico, that number is 0.4% of people as of 2020.

live 8.6 years longer

In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 64 years (61 years for men, 66 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 3.6 times more likely to be obese

In Equatorial Guinea, 8.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Mexico, that number is 28.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 59.4% less likely to be unemployed

In Equatorial Guinea, 8.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Mexico, that number is 3.5% as of 2019.

Life

be 89.0% less likely to die during childbirth

In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 301.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Mexico, 33.0 women do as of 2017.

be 84.9% less likely to die during infancy

In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 78.3 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.

have 54.8% fewer children

In Equatorial Guinea, there are approximately 29.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Mexico, there are 13.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 49.3% more likely to have access to electricity

In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 67% of the population has electricity access as of 2019. In Mexico, 100% of the population do as of 2020.

be 2.8 times more likely to have internet access

In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 26.0% of the population has internet access as of 2019. In Mexico, about 72.0% do as of 2020.

be 47.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 68% of people have improved drinking water access (82% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Mexico, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas) as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 74.2% more on healthcare

Equatorial Guinea spends 3.1% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Mexico, that number is 5.4% of GDP as of 2019.

Geography

see 31.5 times more coastline

Equatorial Guinea has a total of 296 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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