If you lived in Mexico instead of New Zealand, you would:

Health

live 10.2 years less

In New Zealand, the average life expectancy is 83 years (81 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022. In Mexico, that number is 72 years (69 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2022.

Economy

be 15.5% less likely to be unemployed

In New Zealand, 4.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Mexico, that number is 3.5% as of 2019.

make 57.8% less money

New Zealand has a GDP per capita of $42,400 as of 2020, while in Mexico, the GDP per capita is $17,900 as of 2020.

Life

be 3.7 times more likely to die during childbirth

In New Zealand, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Mexico, 33.0 women do as of 2017.

be 3.4 times more likely to die during infancy

In New Zealand, approximately 3.4 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Mexico, on the other hand, 11.9 children do as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 21.7% less likely to have internet access

In New Zealand, approximately 92.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Mexico, about 72.0% do as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 28.3% less on education

New Zealand spends 6.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2018. Mexico spends 4.3% of total GDP on education as of 2018.

spend 44.3% less on healthcare

New Zealand spends 9.7% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Mexico, that number is 5.4% of GDP as of 2019.

Geography

see 38.4% less coastline

New Zealand has a total of 15,134 km of coastline. In Mexico, that number is 9,330 km.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

Mexico: At a glance

Mexico is a sovereign country in North America, with a total land area of approximately 1,943,945 sq km. The site of several advanced Amerindian civilizations - including the Olmec, Toltec, Teotihuacan, Zapotec, Maya, and Aztec - Mexico was conquered and colonized by Spain in the early 16th century. Administered as the Viceroyalty of New Spain for three centuries, it achieved its independence early in the 19th century. The global financial crisis beginning in late 2008 caused a massive economic downturn the following year, although growth returned quickly in 2010. Ongoing economic and social concerns include low real wages, underemployment for a large segment of the population, inequitable income distribution, and few advancement opportunities for the largely indigenous population in the impoverished southern states. The elections held in 2000 marked the first time since the 1910 Mexican Revolution that an opposition candidate - Vicente FOX of the National Action Party (PAN) - defeated the party in government, the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). He was succeeded in 2006 by another PAN candidate Felipe CALDERON, but Enrique PENA NIETO regained the presidency for the PRI in 2012. Since 2007, Mexico's powerful drug-trafficking organizations have engaged in bloody feuding, resulting in tens of thousands of drug-related homicides.
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