Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Mexico instead of Uruguay, you would:
live 6.1 years less
In Uruguay, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 82 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 54.1% less likely to be unemployed
In Uruguay, 7.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Mexico, that number is 3.5% as of 2019.
make 17.1% less money
Uruguay has a GDP per capita of $21,600 as of 2020, while in Mexico, the GDP per capita is $17,900 as of 2020.
be 4.8 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Uruguay, 8.8% live below the poverty line as of 2019. In Mexico, however, that number is 41.9% as of 2018.
pay a 16.7% higher top tax rate
Uruguay has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Mexico, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.
be 94.1% more likely to die during childbirth
In Uruguay, approximately 17.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Mexico, 33.0 women do as of 2017.
be 42.7% more likely to die during infancy
In Uruguay, approximately 8.3 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 16.3% less likely to have internet access
In Uruguay, approximately 86.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Mexico, about 72.0% do as of 2020.
spend 42.6% less on healthcare
Uruguay spends 9.4% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Mexico, that number is 5.4% of GDP as of 2019.
see 14.1 times more coastline
Uruguay has a total of 660 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, Dirección General Impositiva.
Mexico: At a glance
How big is Mexico compared to Uruguay? See an in-depth size comparison.