Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Mexico instead of Malaysia, you would:
live 0.8 years longer
In Malaysia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 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 85.3% more likely to be obese
In Malaysia, 15.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Mexico, that number is 28.9% of people as of 2016.
make 31.6% less money
Malaysia has a GDP per capita of $29,100 as of 2017, while in Mexico, the GDP per capita is $19,900 as of 2017.
be 12.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Malaysia, 3.8% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Mexico, however, that number is 46.2% as of 2014.
pay a 25.0% higher top tax rate
Malaysia has a top tax rate of 28.0% as of 2016. In Mexico, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.
be 19.0% less likely to have internet access
In Malaysia, approximately 81.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Mexico, about 65.8% do as of 2018.
see 99.6% more coastline
Malaysia has a total of 4,675 km of coastline. In Mexico, that number is 9,330 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia, Servicio de Administración Tributaria, SHCP.
Mexico: At a glance
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