Country Size Comparison


South Africa is about 1.6 times smaller than Mexico.

Mexico is approximately 1,964,375 sq km, while South Africa is approximately 1,219,090 sq km, making South Africa 62.06% the size of Mexico. Meanwhile, the population of Mexico is ~128.6 million people (72.2 million fewer people live in South Africa).

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Mexico compared to South Africa. For more details, see an in-depth quality of life comparison of South Africa vs. Mexico using our country comparison tool.

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