Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.7 years longer


In Mexico, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women). In Germany, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 22.8% less likely to be obese


In Mexico, 28.9% of adults are obese. In Germany, that number is 22.3% of people.

Economy

make 2.5 times more money


Mexico has a GDP per capita of $19,900, while in Germany, the GDP per capita is $50,400.

be 63.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Mexico, 46.2% live below the poverty line. In Germany, however, that number is 16.7%.

spend 35.7% more on taxes


Mexico has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Germany, the top tax rate is 47.5%.

Life

be 84.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Mexico, approximately 38.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Germany, 6.0 women do.

be 70.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Mexico, approximately 11.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Germany, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 53.0% fewer children


In Mexico, there are approximately 18.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Germany, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 50.6% more likely to have internet access


In Mexico, approximately 59.5% of the population has internet access. In Germany, about 89.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 79.4% more on healthcare


Mexico spends 6.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Germany, that number is 11.3% of GDP.

Geography

see 74.4% less coastline


Mexico has a total of 9,330 km of coastline. In Germany, that number is 2,389 km.

Germany: At a glance

Germany is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 348,672 sq km. As Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation (after Russia), Germany is a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945. With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR). The democratic FRG embedded itself in key Western economic and security organizations, the EC, which became the EU, and NATO, while the communist GDR was on the front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990. Since then, Germany has expended considerable funds to bring Eastern productivity and wages up to Western standards. In January 1999, Germany and 10 other EU countries introduced a common European exchange currency, the euro.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt), Servicio de Administración Tributaria, SHCP.

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