Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

be 24.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Guam, 4.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Mexico, that number is 3.4% as of 2017.

make 44.1% less money


Guam has a GDP per capita of $35,600 as of 2016, while in Mexico, the GDP per capita is $19,900 as of 2017.

be 2.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Guam, 23.0% live below the poverty line as of 2001. In Mexico, however, that number is 46.2% as of 2014.

Basic Needs

be 18.3% less likely to have internet access


In Guam, approximately 80.5% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Mexico, about 65.8% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 74.3 times more coastline


Guam has a total of 126 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 Guam? 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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