Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 93.3% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Tanzania, 4.5% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Mexico, that number is 0.3% of people.

live 13.5 years longer


In Tanzania, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women). In Mexico, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 3.4 times more likely to be obese


In Tanzania, 8.4% of adults are obese. In Mexico, that number is 28.9% of people.

Economy

make 6.2 times more money


Tanzania has a GDP per capita of $3,200, while in Mexico, the GDP per capita is $19,900.

be 65.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Tanzania, 10.3% of adults are unemployed. In Mexico, that number is 3.6%.

be 2.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Tanzania, 22.8% live below the poverty line. In Mexico, however, that number is 46.2%.

spend 16.7% more on taxes


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

Life

be 90.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Tanzania, approximately 398.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Mexico, 38.0 women do.

be 21.3% more likely to be literate


In Tanzania, the literacy rate is 77.9%. In Mexico, it is 94.5%.

be 70.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Tanzania, approximately 39.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Mexico, on the other hand, 11.6 children do.

have 48.6% less children


In Tanzania, there are approximately 35.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Mexico, there are 18.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 4.1 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Tanzania, 24% of people have electricity access (71% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas). In Mexico, that number is 99% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 97% in rural areas).

be 4.6 times more likely to have internet access


In Tanzania, approximately 13.0% of the population has internet access. In Mexico, about 59.5% do.

be 72.8% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Tanzania, approximately 56% of people have improved drinking water access (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas). In Mexico, that number is 96% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 92% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 51.4% more on education


Tanzania spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Mexico spends 5.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 12.5% more on healthcare


Tanzania spends 5.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Mexico, that number is 6.3% of GDP.

Geography

see 6.6 times more coastline


Tanzania has a total of 1,424 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 Tanzania? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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