Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 12.9% more likely to be obese


In Venezuela, 25.6% of adults are obese. In Mexico, that number is 28.9% of people.

Economy

make 64.5% more money


Venezuela has a GDP per capita of $12,100, while in Mexico, the GDP per capita is $19,900.

be 86.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Venezuela, 26.4% of adults are unemployed. In Mexico, that number is 3.6%.

be 2.3 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Venezuela, 19.7% live below the poverty line. In Mexico, however, that number is 46.2%.

Life

be 60.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Venezuela, approximately 95.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Mexico, 38.0 women do.

Expenditures

spend 23.2% less on education


Venezuela spends 6.9% of its total GDP on education. Mexico spends 5.3% of total GDP on education.

spend 18.9% more on healthcare


Venezuela spends 5.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Mexico, that number is 6.3% of GDP.

Geography

see 3.3 times more coastline


Venezuela has a total of 2,800 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 Venezuela? 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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