Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Mexico instead of Spain, you would:
live 10.2 years less
In Spain, the average life expectancy is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2022. In Mexico, that number is 72 years (69 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2022.
be 21.4% more likely to be obese
In Spain, 23.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Mexico, that number is 28.9% of people as of 2016.
be 75.3% less likely to be unemployed
In Spain, 14.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Mexico, that number is 3.5% as of 2019.
pay a 22.2% lower top tax rate
Spain has a top tax rate of 45.0% as of 2016. In Mexico, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.
make 50.6% less money
Spain has a GDP per capita of $36,200 as of 2020, while in Mexico, the GDP per capita is $17,900 as of 2020.
be 2.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Spain, 20.7% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In Mexico, however, that number is 41.9% as of 2018.
have 90.0% more children
In Spain, there are approximately 7.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Mexico, there are 13.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 8.2 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Spain, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Mexico, 33.0 women do as of 2017.
be 4.8 times more likely to die during infancy
In Spain, approximately 2.5 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Mexico, on the other hand, 11.9 children do as of 2022.
be 22.6% less likely to have internet access
In Spain, approximately 93.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Mexico, about 72.0% do as of 2020.
spend 40.7% less on healthcare
Spain spends 9.1% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Mexico, that number is 5.4% of GDP as of 2019.
see 88.0% more coastline
Spain has a total of 4,964 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, Agencia Tributaria, Spain.
Mexico: At a glance
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