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


live 3.8 years longer

In Mexico, the average life expectancy is 72 years (69 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2022. In Bahamas, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2022.

be 3.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Mexico, 0.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2020. In Bahamas, that number is 1.2% of people as of 2020.


make 72.1% more money

Mexico has a GDP per capita of $17,900 as of 2020, while in Bahamas, the GDP per capita is $30,800 as of 2020.

be 77.8% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Mexico, 41.9% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Bahamas, however, that number is 9.3% as of 2010.

be 2.9 times more likely to be unemployed

In Mexico, 3.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Bahamas, that number is 10.1% as of 2017.


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.

Basic Needs

be 20.8% more likely to have internet access

In Mexico, approximately 72.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Bahamas, about 87.0% do as of 2020.


spend 41.9% less on education

Mexico spends 4.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Bahamas spends 2.5% of total GDP on education as of 2020.


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.
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