Quality of life comparison
If you lived in South Korea instead of Mexico, you would:
live 10.7 years longer
In Mexico, the average life expectancy is 72 years (69 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2022. In South Korea, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 86 years for women) as of 2022.
be 83.7% less likely to be obese
In Mexico, 28.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In South Korea, that number is 4.7% of people as of 2016.
make 2.4 times more money
Mexico has a GDP per capita of $17,900 as of 2020, while in South Korea, the GDP per capita is $42,300 as of 2020.
be 65.6% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Mexico, 41.9% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In South Korea, however, that number is 14.4% as of 2016.
be 66.7% less likely to die during childbirth
In Mexico, approximately 33.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In South Korea, 11.0 women do as of 2017.
be 75.8% 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 South Korea, on the other hand, 2.9 children do as of 2022.
have 48.9% fewer children
In Mexico, there are approximately 13.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In South Korea, there are 6.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 34.7% more likely to have internet access
In Mexico, approximately 72.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In South Korea, about 97.0% do as of 2020.
spend 51.9% more on healthcare
Mexico spends 5.4% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In South Korea, that number is 8.2% of GDP as of 2019.
see 74.1% less coastline
Mexico has a total of 9,330 km of coastline. In South Korea, that number is 2,413 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
South Korea: At a glance
How big is South Korea compared to Mexico? See an in-depth size comparison.