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


be 69.2% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Nigeria, 1.3% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2020. In Mexico, that number is 0.4% of people as of 2020.

live 11.0 years longer

In Nigeria, the average life expectancy is 61 years (60 years for men, 63 years for women) as of 2022. In Mexico, that number is 72 years (69 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2022.

be 3.2 times more likely to be obese

In Nigeria, 8.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Mexico, that number is 28.9% of people as of 2016.


make 3.7 times more money

Nigeria has a GDP per capita of $4,900 as of 2020, while in Mexico, the GDP per capita is $17,900 as of 2020.

be 78.8% less likely to be unemployed

In Nigeria, 16.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Mexico, that number is 3.5% as of 2019.

pay a 45.8% higher top tax rate

Nigeria has a top tax rate of 24.0% as of 2016. In Mexico, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.


be 96.4% less likely to die during childbirth

In Nigeria, approximately 917.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Mexico, 33.0 women do as of 2017.

be 53.5% more likely to be literate

In Nigeria, the literacy rate is 62.0% as of 2018. In Mexico, it is 95.2% as of 2020.

be 79.1% less likely to die during infancy

In Nigeria, approximately 56.7 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.

have 60.4% fewer children

In Nigeria, there are approximately 34.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Mexico, there are 13.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.

Basic Needs

be 61.3% more likely to have access to electricity

In Nigeria, approximately 62% of the population has electricity access as of 2019. In Mexico, 100% of the population do as of 2020.

be 100.0% more likely to have internet access

In Nigeria, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Mexico, about 72.0% do as of 2020.

be 20.7% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Nigeria, approximately 83% of people have improved drinking water access (95% in urban areas, and 69% in rural areas) as of 2020. In Mexico, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas) as of 2020.


spend 80.0% more on healthcare

Nigeria spends 3.0% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Mexico, that number is 5.4% of GDP as of 2019.


see 10.9 times more coastline

Nigeria has a total of 853 km of coastline. In Mexico, that number is 9,330 km.

The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Servicio de Administración Tributaria, SHCP, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Nigeria.

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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