Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.2 years longer


In Seychelles, the average life expectancy is 75 years (70 years for men, 80 years for women). In Mexico, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 2.1 times more likely to be obese


In Seychelles, 14.0% of adults are obese. In Mexico, that number is 28.9% of people.

Economy

be 12.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Seychelles, 4.1% of adults are unemployed. In Mexico, that number is 3.6%.

make 31.1% less money


Seychelles has a GDP per capita of $28,900, while in Mexico, the GDP per capita is $19,900.

be 17.6% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Seychelles, 39.3% live below the poverty line. In Mexico, however, that number is 46.2%.

spend 2.3 times more on taxes


Seychelles has a top tax rate of 15.0%. In Mexico, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

Life

have 33.6% more children


In Seychelles, there are approximately 13.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Mexico, there are 18.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 16.0% more likely to die during infancy


In Seychelles, approximately 10.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Mexico, on the other hand, 11.6 children do.

Expenditures

spend 47.2% more on education


Seychelles spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education. Mexico spends 5.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 85.3% more on healthcare


Seychelles spends 3.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Mexico, that number is 6.3% of GDP.

Geography

see 19.0 times more coastline


Seychelles has a total of 491 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 Seychelles? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry of Finance, Servicio de Administración Tributaria, SHCP.

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