Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

make 67.2% more money


Tunisia has a GDP per capita of $11,900 as of 2017, while in Mexico, the GDP per capita is $19,900 as of 2017.

be 78.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Tunisia, 15.5% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Mexico, that number is 3.4% as of 2017.

be 3.0 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Tunisia, 15.5% live below the poverty line as of 2010. In Mexico, however, that number is 46.2% as of 2014.

Life

be 23.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Tunisia, approximately 43.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Mexico, 33.0 women do as of 2017.

be 16.6% more likely to be literate


In Tunisia, the literacy rate is 81.8% as of 2015. In Mexico, it is 95.4% as of 2018.

have 10.7% more children


In Tunisia, there are approximately 15.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Mexico, there are 17.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 25.8% less on education


Tunisia spends 6.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Mexico spends 4.9% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 8.1 times more coastline


Tunisia has a total of 1,148 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 Tunisia? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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