Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Mexico, you would:
live 8.3 years longer
In Mexico, the average life expectancy is 72 years (69 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2022. In United States, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2022.
be 25.3% more likely to be obese
In Mexico, 28.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 3.4 times more money
Mexico has a GDP per capita of $17,900 as of 2020, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $60,200 as of 2020.
be 64.0% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Mexico, 41.9% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In United States, however, that number is 15.1% as of 2010.
be 11.5% more likely to be unemployed
In Mexico, 3.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In United States, that number is 3.9% as of 2018.
pay a 13.1% higher top tax rate
Mexico has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In United States, the top tax rate is 39.6% 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 United States, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
be 56.4% 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 United States, on the other hand, 5.2 children do as of 2022.
be 26.4% more likely to have internet access
In Mexico, approximately 72.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In United States, about 91.0% do as of 2020.
spend 16.3% more on education
Mexico spends 4.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. United States spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2014.
spend 3.1 times more on healthcare
Mexico spends 5.4% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In United States, that number is 16.8% of GDP as of 2019.
see 2.1 times more coastline
Mexico has a total of 9,330 km of coastline. In United States, that number is 19,924 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Internal Revenue Service, The World Factbook, Servicio de Administración Tributaria, SHCP.
United States: At a glance
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