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


live 3.4 years longer

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

be 22.1% less likely to be obese

In Mexico, 28.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Romania, that number is 22.5% of people as of 2016.


make 60.9% more money

Mexico has a GDP per capita of $17,900 as of 2020, while in Romania, the GDP per capita is $28,800 as of 2020.

be 12.3% less likely to be unemployed

In Mexico, 3.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Romania, that number is 3.1% as of 2019.

be 43.2% less likely to live below the poverty line

In Mexico, 41.9% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Romania, however, that number is 23.8% as of 2018.

pay a 54.3% lower top tax rate

Mexico has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Romania, the top tax rate is 16.0% as of 2016.


be 42.4% less likely to die during childbirth

In Mexico, approximately 33.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Romania, 19.0 women do as of 2017.

be 50.8% 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 Romania, on the other hand, 5.8 children do as of 2022.

have 35.4% fewer children

In Mexico, there are approximately 13.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Romania, there are 8.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.


spend 23.3% less on education

Mexico spends 4.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Romania spends 3.3% of total GDP on education as of 2018.


see 97.6% less coastline

Mexico has a total of 9,330 km of coastline. In Romania, that number is 225 km.

The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Servicio de Administración Tributaria, SHCP, National Agency for Fiscal Administration (ANAF).

Romania: At a glance

Romania is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 229,891 sq km. The principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia - for centuries under the suzerainty of the Turkish Ottoman Empire - secured their autonomy in 1856; they were de facto linked in 1859 and formally united in 1862 under the new name of Romania. The country gained recognition of its independence in 1878. It joined the Allied Powers in World War I and acquired new territories - most notably Transylvania - following the conflict. In 1940, Romania allied with the Axis powers and participated in the 1941 German invasion of the USSR. Three years later, overrun by the Soviets, Romania signed an armistice. The post-war Soviet occupation led to the formation of a communist "people's republic" in 1947 and the abdication of the king. The decades-long rule of dictator Nicolae CEAUSESCU, who took power in 1965, and his Securitate police state became increasingly oppressive and draconian through the 1980s. CEAUSESCU was overthrown and executed in late 1989. Former communists dominated the government until 1996 when they were swept from power. Romania joined NATO in 2004 and the EU in 2007.
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