Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.4 years less


In New Zealand, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Mexico, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

be 27.7% less likely to be unemployed


In New Zealand, 4.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Mexico, that number is 3.4% as of 2017.

make 49.0% less money


New Zealand has a GDP per capita of $39,000 as of 2017, while in Mexico, the GDP per capita is $19,900 as of 2017.

Life

have 37.5% more children


In New Zealand, there are approximately 12.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Mexico, there are 17.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

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 3.1 times more likely to die during infancy


In New Zealand, approximately 3.5 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Mexico, on the other hand, 10.7 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 27.6% less likely to have internet access


In New Zealand, approximately 90.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Mexico, about 65.8% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 23.4% less on education


New Zealand spends 6.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Mexico spends 4.9% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

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.

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.

How big is Mexico compared to New Zealand? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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