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

Health

be 9.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Mexico, 0.2% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Bahamas, that number is 1.8% of people as of 2018.

live 3.4 years less

In Mexico, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020. In Bahamas, that number is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 62.8% more money

Mexico has a GDP per capita of $19,900 as of 2017, while in Bahamas, the GDP per capita is $32,400 as of 2017.

be 79.9% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Mexico, 46.2% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Bahamas, however, that number is 9.3% as of 2010.

be 3.0 times more likely to be unemployed

In Mexico, 3.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Bahamas, that number is 10.1% as of 2017.

Life

be 2.1 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Mexico, approximately 33.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Bahamas, 70.0 women do as of 2017.

have 15.9% fewer children

In Mexico, there are approximately 17.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Bahamas, there are 14.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 29.2% more likely to have internet access

In Mexico, approximately 65.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Bahamas, about 85.0% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 62.0% less coastline

Mexico has a total of 9,330 km of coastline. In Bahamas, that number is 3,542 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

Bahamas: At a glance

Bahamas is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 10,010 sq km. Lucayan Indians inhabited the islands when Christopher COLUMBUS first set foot in the New World on San Salvador in 1492. British settlement of the islands began in 1647; the islands became a colony in 1783. Since attaining independence from the UK in 1973, The Bahamas has prospered through tourism, international banking, and investment management. Because of its location, the country is a major transshipment point for illegal drugs, particularly shipments to the US and Europe, and its territory is used for smuggling illegal migrants into the US.
Read more

How big is Bahamas compared to Mexico? See an in-depth size comparison.

Share this

ASK THE ELSEWHERE COMMUNITY

Join the Elsewhere community and ask a question about Bahamas. It's a free, question-and-answer based forum to discuss what life is like in countries and cities around the world.