Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.8 years less


In Liechtenstein, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women). In Mexico, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women).

Economy

make 85.7% less money


Liechtenstein has a GDP per capita of $139,100, while in Mexico, the GDP per capita is $19,900.

be 50.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Liechtenstein, 2.4% of adults are unemployed. In Mexico, that number is 3.6%.

spend 45.8% more on taxes


Liechtenstein has a top tax rate of 24.0%. In Mexico, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

Life

have 76.0% more children


In Liechtenstein, there are approximately 10.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Mexico, there are 18.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.8 times more likely to die during infancy


In Liechtenstein, approximately 4.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Mexico, on the other hand, 11.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 39.3% less likely to have internet access


In Liechtenstein, approximately 98.1% of the population has internet access. In Mexico, about 59.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 2.0 times more on education


Liechtenstein spends 2.6% of its total GDP on education. Mexico spends 5.3% of total GDP on education.

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 Liechtenstein? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Servicio de Administración Tributaria, SHCP.

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