Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Mexico instead of Vietnam, you would:
live 2.3 years longer
In Vietnam, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 77 years for women) as of 2020. In Mexico, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women) as of 2020.
be 13.8 times more likely to be obese
In Vietnam, 2.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Mexico, that number is 28.9% of people as of 2016.
make 2.9 times more money
Vietnam has a GDP per capita of $6,900 as of 2017, while in Mexico, the GDP per capita is $19,900 as of 2017.
be 54.5% more likely to be unemployed
In Vietnam, 2.2% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Mexico, that number is 3.4% as of 2017.
be 5.8 times more likely to live below the poverty line
In Vietnam, 8.0% live below the poverty line as of 2017. In Mexico, however, that number is 46.2% as of 2014.
be 23.3% less likely to die during childbirth
In Vietnam, approximately 43.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Mexico, 33.0 women do as of 2017.
be 31.8% less likely to die during infancy
In Vietnam, approximately 15.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Mexico, on the other hand, 10.7 children do as of 2020.
have 21.4% more children
In Vietnam, there are approximately 14.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Mexico, there are 17.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
spend 14.0% less on education
Vietnam spends 5.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Mexico spends 4.9% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 2.7 times more coastline
Vietnam has a total of 3,444 km of coastline. In Mexico, that number is 9,330 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Mexico: At a glance
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