Quality of life comparison
If you lived in China 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 China, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.
be 78.5% less likely to be obese
In Mexico, 28.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In China, that number is 6.2% of people as of 2016.
be 98.6% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Mexico, 41.9% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In China, however, that number is 0.6% as of 2019.
pay a 28.6% higher top tax rate
Mexico has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In China, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 43.0% less likely to die during infancy
In Mexico, approximately 11.9 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In China, on the other hand, 6.8 children do as of 2022.
have 26.7% fewer children
In Mexico, there are approximately 13.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In China, there are 9.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
spend 18.6% less on education
Mexico spends 4.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. China spends 3.5% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
see 55.4% more coastline
Mexico has a total of 9,330 km of coastline. In China, that number is 14,500 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Servicio de Administración Tributaria, SHCP, State Administration of Taxation.
China: At a glance
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