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


live 5.2 years longer

In Mexico, the average life expectancy is 72 years (69 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2022. In Guam, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2022.


make 98.9% more money

Mexico has a GDP per capita of $17,900 as of 2020, while in Guam, the GDP per capita is $35,600 as of 2016.

be 45.1% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Mexico, 41.9% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Guam, however, that number is 23.0% as of 2001.

be 28.9% more likely to be unemployed

In Mexico, 3.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Guam, that number is 4.5% as of 2017.


have 37.0% more children

In Mexico, there are approximately 13.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Guam, there are 18.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 12.5% more likely to have internet access

In Mexico, approximately 72.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Guam, about 81.0% do as of 2019.


see 98.7% less coastline

Mexico has a total of 9,330 km of coastline. In Guam, that number is 126 km.

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

Guam: At a glance

Guam is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 544 sq km. Spain ceded Guam to the US in 1898. Captured by the Japanese in 1941, it was retaken by the US three years later. The military installations on the island are some of the most strategically important US bases in the Pacific.
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