Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 3.4 times more likely to be obese


In Maldives, 8.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Mexico, that number is 28.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 17.2% more likely to be unemployed


In Maldives, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Mexico, that number is 3.4% as of 2017.

be 3.1 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Maldives, 15.0% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Mexico, however, that number is 46.2% as of 2014.

Life

be 37.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Maldives, approximately 53.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Mexico, 33.0 women do as of 2017.

be 46.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Maldives, approximately 19.8 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 10.0% more children


In Maldives, there are approximately 16.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Mexico, there are 17.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 19.5% more on education


Maldives spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Mexico spends 4.9% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 14.5 times more coastline


Maldives has a total of 644 km of coastline. In Mexico, that number is 9,330 km.

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 Maldives? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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