Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Mexico instead of Sierra Leone, you would:

Health

be 78.6% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Sierra Leone, 1.4% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Mexico, that number is 0.3% of people.

live 17.5 years longer


In Sierra Leone, the average life expectancy is 59 years (56 years for men, 61 years for women). In Mexico, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 3.3 times more likely to be obese


In Sierra Leone, 8.7% of adults are obese. In Mexico, that number is 28.9% of people.

Economy

make 12.4 times more money


Sierra Leone has a GDP per capita of $1,600, while in Mexico, the GDP per capita is $19,900.

be 60.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Sierra Leone, 9.1% of adults are unemployed. In Mexico, that number is 3.6%.

be 34.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Sierra Leone, 70.2% live below the poverty line. In Mexico, however, that number is 46.2%.

spend 16.7% more on taxes


Sierra Leone has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Mexico, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

Life

be 97.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Sierra Leone, approximately 1360.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Mexico, 38.0 women do.

be 83.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Sierra Leone, approximately 68.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Mexico, on the other hand, 11.6 children do.

be 96.5% more likely to be literate


In Sierra Leone, the literacy rate is 48.1%. In Mexico, it is 94.5%.

have 49.6% less children


In Sierra Leone, there are approximately 36.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Mexico, there are 18.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 19.8 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Sierra Leone, 5% of people have electricity access (11% in urban areas, and 1% in rural areas). In Mexico, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas).

be 5.0 times more likely to have internet access


In Sierra Leone, approximately 11.8% of the population has internet access. In Mexico, about 59.5% do.

be 53.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Sierra Leone, approximately 63% of people have improved drinking water access (85% in urban areas, and 48% in rural areas). In Mexico, that number is 96% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 92% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 43.2% less on healthcare


Sierra Leone spends 11.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Mexico, that number is 6.3% of GDP.

spend 82.8% more on education


Sierra Leone spends 2.9% of its total GDP on education. Mexico spends 5.3% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 23.2 times more coastline


Sierra Leone has a total of 402 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 Sierra Leone? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Servicio de Administración Tributaria, SHCP, National Revenue Authority.

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