Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Mexico instead of Kenya, you would:
be 90.5% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Kenya, 4.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2020. In Mexico, that number is 0.4% of people as of 2020.
live 2.6 years longer
In Kenya, the average life expectancy is 70 years (68 years for men, 71 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 4.1 times more likely to be obese
In Kenya, 7.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Mexico, that number is 28.9% of people as of 2016.
make 4.3 times more money
Kenya has a GDP per capita of $4,200 as of 2020, while in Mexico, the GDP per capita is $17,900 as of 2020.
be 91.3% less likely to be unemployed
In Kenya, 40.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2013. In Mexico, that number is 3.5% as of 2019.
be 16.1% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Kenya, 36.1% live below the poverty line as of 2016. In Mexico, however, that number is 41.9% as of 2018.
pay a 16.7% higher top tax rate
Kenya has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Mexico, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.
be 90.4% less likely to die during childbirth
In Kenya, approximately 342.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Mexico, 33.0 women do as of 2017.
be 16.8% more likely to be literate
In Kenya, the literacy rate is 81.5% as of 2018. In Mexico, it is 95.2% as of 2020.
be 57.4% less likely to die during infancy
In Kenya, approximately 27.9 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 48.7% fewer children
In Kenya, there are approximately 26.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Mexico, there are 13.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 17.6% more likely to have access to electricity
In Kenya, approximately 85% of the population has electricity access as of 2019. In Mexico, 100% of the population do as of 2020.
be 4.0 times more likely to have internet access
In Kenya, approximately 17.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Mexico, about 72.0% do as of 2020.
be 40.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Kenya, approximately 71% of people have improved drinking water access (91% in urban areas, and 63% in rural areas) as of 2020. In Mexico, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas) as of 2020.
spend 15.7% less on education
Kenya spends 5.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2020. Mexico spends 4.3% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 17.4% more on healthcare
Kenya spends 4.6% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Mexico, that number is 5.4% of GDP as of 2019.
see 17.4 times more coastline
Kenya has a total of 536 km of coastline. In Mexico, that number is 9,330 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, Servicio de Administración Tributaria, SHCP.
Mexico: At a glance
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