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

Health

be 34.4% more likely to be obese

In Serbia, 21.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Mexico, that number is 28.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 31.8% more money

Serbia has a GDP per capita of $15,100 as of 2017, while in Mexico, the GDP per capita is $19,900 as of 2017.

be 75.9% less likely to be unemployed

In Serbia, 14.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Mexico, that number is 3.4% as of 2017.

be 5.2 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Serbia, 8.9% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Mexico, however, that number is 46.2% as of 2014.

pay a 2.3 times higher top tax rate

Serbia has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2017. In Mexico, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.

Life

have 100.0% more children

In Serbia, there are approximately 8.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Mexico, there are 17.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 2.8 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Serbia, approximately 12.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Mexico, 33.0 women do as of 2017.

be 91.1% more likely to die during infancy

In Serbia, approximately 5.6 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 10.3% less likely to have internet access

In Serbia, approximately 73.4% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Mexico, about 65.8% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 22.5% more on education

Serbia spends 4.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Mexico spends 4.9% of total GDP on education as of 2016.


The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Servicio de Administración Tributaria, SHCP, Ministry of Finance, Republic of Serbia.

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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