Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Mexico instead of Guatemala, you would:
live 4.3 years longer
In Guatemala, the average life expectancy is 72 years (70 years for men, 74 years for women) as of 2020. In Mexico, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.
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 2.4 times more money
Guatemala has a GDP per capita of $8,200 as of 2017, while in Mexico, the GDP per capita is $19,900 as of 2017.
be 22.1% 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 46.2% as of 2014.
be 47.8% more likely to be unemployed
In Guatemala, 2.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Mexico, that number is 3.4% as of 2017.
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 17.1% more likely to be literate
In Guatemala, the literacy rate is 81.5% as of 2015. In Mexico, it is 95.4% as of 2018.
be 50.9% less likely to die during infancy
In Guatemala, approximately 21.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Mexico, on the other hand, 10.7 children do as of 2020.
have 24.5% fewer children
In Guatemala, there are approximately 23.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Mexico, there are 17.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
spend 75.0% more on education
Guatemala spends 2.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Mexico spends 4.9% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
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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