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Mexico vs the United States: Economic Indicators Comparison

The United States with a GDP of $20.5T ranked the 1st largest economy in the world, while Mexico ranked 15th with $1.2T. By GDP 5-years average growth and GDP per capita, the United States and Mexico ranked 113rd vs 109th and 11th vs 77th, respectively.

Gross Domestic Product & Income

StatMexicoUnited States
GDP$1.2T$20.5T
GDP growth, 1 year2%2.9%
GDP growth, 5-years average2.6%2.4%
Population130.5M325.1M
GDP per capita$9.7k$63k
GDP per capita growth0.99%2.29%
Purchasing Power Parity conversion factor9.381
Price level ratio of PPP conversion factor GDP to market exchange rate0.491
GDP per capita, PPP adjusted$21k$63k
GNI, Atlas method$1.2T$20.6T
GNI per capita$9.2k$63k
GNI, PPP adjusted$2.4T$20.8T
GNI per capita, PPP adjusted$19k$64k

Financial system and Human development

StatMexicoUnited States
Income Tax Rate35%37%
Corporate Tax Rate30%21%
Inflation, consumer prices4.9%2.4%
Inflation, GDP deflator5%2.4%
Unemployment3.3%3.9%
Economic Freedom Index6676.6
Personal Freedom Index7.238.55
Human Freedom Index6.948.39
Property Rights Index58.381.8
Judical Effectiveness Index34.783.7
Business Freedom Index6783.3
Fiscal Health Index87.554.3
Labor Freedom Index58.487.9
Investment Freedom Index7585
Financial Freedom Index6080
Trade Freedom Index87.679.8
Monetary Freedom Index70.975.5
Government Spending Index79.356.5
Tax Burden Index76.174.6
Government Integrity Index36.777.2
Corruption Perceptions Index2871
Life expectancy at birth, years74.978.5
Suicide mortality rate, per 100,000 people5.115.3
Mortality caused by road traffic injury, per 100,000 people13.112.4
Intentional homicides, per 100,000 people24.85.3
International tourism, number of arrivals41.3M79.7M

Government debt & reserves

StatMexicoUnited States
Central government debt, % of GDP53.6%105.8%
External debt stocks, % of GNI38%N/A
External debt stocks$453BN/A
Short-term debt, % of total reserves34.6%N/A
Total debt service, % of exports and primary income11.9%N/A
Adjusted net savings including particulate emission damage, % of GNI7.5%6.1%
Gross savings, % of GDP23.7%18.6%
Gross capital formation, % of GDP22.7%21%
Total reserves including gold$176.4B$449.9B
Foreign direct investment net inflows$37.5B$258.4B

Exports, imports and economic structure

StatMexicoUnited States
Exports of goods and services, % of GDP39.3%12.2%
Imports of goods and services, % of GDP41.2%15.3%
Current account balance (balance of payments)-$22B-$491B
Revenue excluding grants, % of GDP18.9%17.2%
Grants excluding technical cooperation, BoP$318.9MN/A
Personal remittances received$35.8B$6.7B
Industry including construction value added, % of GDP30.9%18.2%
Agriculture, forestry and fishing value added, % of GDP3.4%0.9%
Charges for the use of intellectual property, payments BoP$302M$56.1B
Charges for the use of intellectual property, receipts BoP$7M$128.7B
Expense, % of GDP20.4%22.4%
Government Expenditure, % of GDP26.3%38.1%

Compare with countries close by GDP per capita

Mexico vs

CountryGDP
per capita
Population
Poland
$15k
38.5M
Croatia
$15k
4.11M
Romania
$12k
19.6M
Costa Rica
$12k
4.87M
Argentina
$12k
44.9M
Malaysia
$11k
31.6M
Russia
$11k
147M
Mauritius
$11k
1.26M
Grenada
$11k
108k
Saint Lucia
$11k
179k
Maldives
$10k
345k
Equatorial Guinea
$10k
1.22M
Nauru
$9.9k
13.7k
Kazakhstan
$9.8k
18M
China
$9.8k
1.41B
Turkey
$9.4k
82M
Bulgaria
$9.3k
7.27M
Brazil
$8.9k
208M
Montenegro
$8.8k
622k
Cuba
$8.8k
11.3M
Lebanon
$8.3k
4.47M
Botswana
$8.3k
2.02M
Dominican Republic
$8.1k
10.4M
Gabon
$8k
1.67M
Dominica
$7.7k
72k
Saint Vincent
$7.4k
109k
Thailand
$7.3k
65.9M
Serbia
$7.2k
7.02M
Libya
$7.2k
5.66M
Turkmenistan
$7k
5.13M

United States vs

CountryGDP
per capita
Population
Liechtenstein
$165k
37.9k
Luxembourg
$117k
614k
Switzerland
$83k
8.21M
Norway
$82k
5.33M
Cayman Islands
$81k
58.4k
Ireland
$79k
4.76M
Iceland
$73k
357k
Qatar
$69k
2.17M
Singapore
$65k
5.89M
Denmark
$61k
5.83M
Australia
$57k
23.4M
Sweden
$55k
10.3M
Netherlands
$53k
17.2M
Austria
$51k
8.81M
Finland
$50k
5.5M
San Marino
$48k
31.6k
Germany
$48k
83M
Belgium
$48k
11.2M
Canada
$46k
35.7M
United Arab Emirates
$43k
9.35M
United Kingdom
$43k
65.1M
Andorra
$42k
76.2k
New Zealand
$42k
4.89M
Israel
$42k
8.89M
France
$41k
66.6M
Japan
$39k
127M
Italy
$34k
60.6M
Kuwait
$34k
4.66M
Bahamas
$32k
377k
Brunei
$32k
418k