Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 42.2% less likely to be obese


In Niue, 50.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Mexico, that number is 28.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 3.4 times more money


Niue has a GDP per capita of $5,800 as of 2003, while in Mexico, the GDP per capita is $19,900 as of 2017.

be 71.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Niue, 12.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2001. In Mexico, that number is 3.4% as of 2017.

Basic Needs

be 28.2% less likely to have internet access


In Niue, approximately 91.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Mexico, about 65.8% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 145.8 times more coastline


Niue has a total of 64 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 Niue? 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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