Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Mexico instead of Niger, you would:

Health

live 17.4 years longer


In Niger, the average life expectancy is 59 years (58 years for men, 61 years for women) as of 2020. In Mexico, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.

be 5.3 times more likely to be obese


In Niger, 5.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Mexico, that number is 28.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 16.6 times more money


Niger has a GDP per capita of $1,200 as of 2017, while in Mexico, the GDP per capita is $19,900 as of 2017.

be 11.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Niger, 0.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Mexico, that number is 3.4% as of 2017.

Life

be 93.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Niger, approximately 509.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Mexico, 33.0 women do as of 2017.

be 5.0 times more likely to be literate


In Niger, the literacy rate is 19.1% as of 2015. In Mexico, it is 95.4% as of 2018.

be 84.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Niger, approximately 67.7 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.

have 62.9% fewer children


In Niger, there are approximately 47.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Mexico, there are 17.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 6.2 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Niger, approximately 16% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Mexico, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 12.5 times more likely to have internet access


In Niger, approximately 5.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Mexico, about 65.8% do as of 2018.

be 53.4% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Niger, approximately 65% of people have improved drinking water access (96% in urban areas, and 59% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Mexico, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 40.0% more on education


Niger spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Mexico spends 4.9% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

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 Niger? 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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