Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Mexico instead of Guatemala, you would:
be 36.3% more likely to be obese
In Guatemala, 21.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Mexico, that number is 28.9% of people as of 2016.
make 2.1 times more money
Guatemala has a GDP per capita of $8,400 as of 2020, while in Mexico, the GDP per capita is $17,900 as of 2020.
be 29.3% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Guatemala, 59.3% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Mexico, however, that number is 41.9% as of 2018.
be 51.7% more likely to be unemployed
In Guatemala, 2.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Mexico, that number is 3.5% as of 2019.
pay a 5.0 times higher top tax rate
Guatemala has a top tax rate of 7.0% as of 2016. In Mexico, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.
be 65.3% less likely to die during childbirth
In Guatemala, approximately 95.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Mexico, 33.0 women do as of 2017.
be 17.8% more likely to be literate
In Guatemala, the literacy rate is 80.8% as of 2018. In Mexico, it is 95.2% as of 2020.
be 54.7% less likely to die during infancy
In Guatemala, approximately 26.2 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 39.3% fewer children
In Guatemala, there are approximately 22.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Mexico, there are 13.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 44.0% more likely to have internet access
In Guatemala, approximately 50.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Mexico, about 72.0% do as of 2020.
spend 12.9% less on healthcare
Guatemala spends 6.2% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Mexico, that number is 5.4% of GDP as of 2019.
spend 30.3% more on education
Guatemala spends 3.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. Mexico spends 4.3% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
see 23.3 times more coastline
Guatemala has a total of 400 km of coastline. In Mexico, that number is 9,330 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Servicio de Administración Tributaria, SHCP, Superintendence of the Tax Administration.
Mexico: At a glance
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