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


live 13.5 years longer

In Senegal, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 65 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 3.3 times more likely to be obese

In Senegal, 8.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Mexico, that number is 28.9% of people as of 2016.


make 5.7 times more money

Senegal has a GDP per capita of $3,500 as of 2017, while in Mexico, the GDP per capita is $19,900 as of 2017.

be 92.9% less likely to be unemployed

In Senegal, 48.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2007. In Mexico, that number is 3.4% as of 2017.

pay a 12.5% lower top tax rate

Senegal has a top tax rate of 40.0% as of 2016. In Mexico, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.


be 89.5% less likely to die during childbirth

In Senegal, approximately 315.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Mexico, 33.0 women do as of 2017.

be 83.8% more likely to be literate

In Senegal, the literacy rate is 51.9% as of 2017. In Mexico, it is 95.4% as of 2018.

be 76.6% less likely to die during infancy

In Senegal, approximately 45.7 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 44.7% fewer children

In Senegal, there are approximately 31.8 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 53.8% more likely to have access to electricity

In Senegal, approximately 65% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Mexico, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 43.0% more likely to have internet access

In Senegal, approximately 46.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Mexico, about 65.8% do as of 2018.

be 20.0% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Senegal, approximately 83% of people have improved drinking water access (92% in urban areas, and 74% 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.


see 17.6 times more coastline

Senegal has a total of 531 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, Direction Generale des Impots et des Domaines.

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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