Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Lesotho instead of Mexico, you would:
be 42.6% less likely to be obese
In Mexico, 28.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Lesotho, that number is 16.6% of people as of 2016.
be 52.8 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS
In Mexico, 0.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2020. In Lesotho, that number is 21.1% of people as of 2020.
live 12.7 years less
In Mexico, the average life expectancy is 72 years (69 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2022. In Lesotho, that number is 60 years (58 years for men, 62 years for women) as of 2022.
pay a 14.3% lower top tax rate
Mexico has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Lesotho, the top tax rate is 30.0% as of 2016.
make 87.2% less money
Mexico has a GDP per capita of $17,900 as of 2020, while in Lesotho, the GDP per capita is $2,300 as of 2020.
be 8.1 times more likely to be unemployed
In Mexico, 3.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Lesotho, that number is 28.1% as of 2014.
be 18.6% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Mexico, 41.9% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Lesotho, however, that number is 49.7% as of 2017.
have 70.8% more children
In Mexico, there are approximately 13.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Lesotho, there are 23.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 16.5 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Mexico, approximately 33.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Lesotho, 544.0 women do as of 2017.
be 16.6% less likely to be literate
In Mexico, the literacy rate is 95.2% as of 2020. In Lesotho, it is 79.4% as of 2015.
be 4.1 times more 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 Lesotho, on the other hand, 48.4 children do as of 2022.
be 64.0% less likely to have access to electricity
In Mexico, approximately 100% of the population has electricity access as of 2020. In Lesotho, 36% of the population do as of 2019.
be 40.3% less likely to have internet access
In Mexico, approximately 72.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Lesotho, about 43.0% do as of 2020.
be 17.2% less likely to have access to improved drinking water
In Mexico, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas) as of 2020. In Lesotho, that number is 83% of people on average (96% in urban areas, and 77% in rural areas) as of 2020.
spend 72.1% more on education
Mexico spends 4.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Lesotho spends 7.4% of total GDP on education as of 2020.
spend 2.1 times more on healthcare
Mexico spends 5.4% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Lesotho, that number is 11.3% of GDP as of 2019.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Servicio de Administración Tributaria, SHCP.
Lesotho: At a glance
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