Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Mexico instead of Gambia, The, you would:

Health

be 81.2% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Gambia, The, 1.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Mexico, that number is 0.3% of people.

live 11.0 years longer


In Gambia, The, the average life expectancy is 65 years (63 years for men, 68 years for women). In Mexico, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 2.8 times more likely to be obese


In Gambia, The, 10.3% of adults are obese. In Mexico, that number is 28.9% of people.

Economy

make 11.7 times more money


Gambia, The has a GDP per capita of $1,700, while in Mexico, the GDP per capita is $19,900.

Life

be 94.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Gambia, The, approximately 706.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Mexico, 38.0 women do.

be 70.3% more likely to be literate


In Gambia, The, the literacy rate is 55.5%. In Mexico, it is 94.5%.

be 80.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Gambia, The, approximately 60.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Mexico, on the other hand, 11.6 children do.

have 37.8% less children


In Gambia, The, there are approximately 29.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Mexico, there are 18.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.8 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Gambia, The, 36% of people have electricity access (60% 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 3.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Gambia, The, approximately 18.5% of the population has internet access. In Mexico, about 59.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 13.7% less on healthcare


Gambia, The spends 7.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Mexico, that number is 6.3% of GDP.

spend 89.3% more on education


Gambia, The spends 2.8% of its total GDP on education. Mexico spends 5.3% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 116.6 times more coastline


Gambia, The has a total of 80 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 Gambia, The? 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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