Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Vietnam instead of Mexico, you would:
be 92.7% less likely to be obese
In Mexico, 28.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Vietnam, that number is 2.1% of people as of 2016.
live 2.3 years less
In Mexico, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020. In Vietnam, that number is 74 years (72 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020.
be 35.3% less likely to be unemployed
In Mexico, 3.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Vietnam, that number is 2.2% as of 2017.
be 82.7% less likely to live below the poverty line
In Mexico, 46.2% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Vietnam, however, that number is 8.0% as of 2017.
make 65.3% less money
Mexico has a GDP per capita of $19,900 as of 2017, while in Vietnam, the GDP per capita is $6,900 as of 2017.
be 30.3% more likely to die during childbirth
In Mexico, approximately 33.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Vietnam, 43.0 women do as of 2017.
be 46.7% more likely to die during infancy
In Mexico, approximately 10.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Vietnam, on the other hand, 15.7 children do as of 2020.
have 17.6% fewer children
In Mexico, there are approximately 17.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Vietnam, there are 14.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
spend 16.3% more on education
Mexico spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Vietnam spends 5.7% of total GDP on education as of 2013.
see 63.1% less coastline
Mexico has a total of 9,330 km of coastline. In Vietnam, that number is 3,444 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Vietnam: At a glance
How big is Vietnam compared to Mexico? See an in-depth size comparison.