Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.1 years longer


In Uzbekistan, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women). In Mexico, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women).

be 74.1% more likely to be obese


In Uzbekistan, 16.6% of adults are obese. In Mexico, that number is 28.9% of people.

Economy

make 2.9 times more money


Uzbekistan has a GDP per capita of $6,900, while in Mexico, the GDP per capita is $19,900.

be 26.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Uzbekistan, 4.9% of adults are unemployed. In Mexico, that number is 3.6%.

be 3.3 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Uzbekistan, 14.0% live below the poverty line. In Mexico, however, that number is 46.2%.

spend 52.2% more on taxes


Uzbekistan has a top tax rate of 23.0%. In Mexico, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

Life

be 35.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Uzbekistan, approximately 18.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Mexico, on the other hand, 11.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 27.1% more likely to have internet access


In Uzbekistan, approximately 46.8% of the population has internet access. In Mexico, about 59.5% do.

be 10.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Uzbekistan, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 81% in rural areas). In Mexico, that number is 96% of people on average (97% in urban areas, and 92% in rural areas).

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 Uzbekistan? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, State Tax Committee, Servicio de Administración Tributaria, SHCP.

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