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Mexico

Mexico
  • Capital

    Capital

    Mexico City

  • Local time

    Local time

    12:47

  • Population

    Population

    123.47 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +52

  • Currency

    Currency

    $ MXN (peso)

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Mexico

Mexico
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Mexico City

  • Local time

    Local time

    12:47

  • Population

    Population

    123.47 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +52

  • Currency

    Currency

    $ MXN (peso)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 753

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.03 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    758mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    1 972 550 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    13%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    34%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    54%

  • Railways

    Railways

    26704km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    53.31 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    mestizo - 60 %
    Amerindian - 30 %
    white - 9 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Roman Catholic - 89 %
    Protestant - 6 %
    other - 5 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    94.5%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Spanish
    Spanish and other
    indigenous only

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    336 050

  • Murders

    Murders

    16 per 100k

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    6.8 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    20.8%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    15.8%

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    0%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    21 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    0.3%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    food and beverages, tobacco, chemicals, iron and steel, petroleum, mining, textiles, clothing, motor vehicles

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    corn, wheat, soybeans, rice, beans, cotton, coffee, fruit, tomatoes

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    petroleum, silver, copper, gold, lead, zinc, natural gas, timber

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    -10%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    petroleum, silver, copper, gold, lead, zinc, natural gas, timber

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    9%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    480 271kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    49 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    51

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What not to do when visiting Mexico

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Don't use words "No" or "I don't know" as saying "No" is a no-no in Mexico - they feel betrayed, unsupportive and rude. So use the hedge words, or find excuses and say "thank you" over and over again.

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Don't forget to leave a little bit of food in your plate when you are done. Indicate that you are finished eating by putting your knife and fork across your plate with the prongs going downwards and the handles facing right.

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Don't ask for the spiciest plate first just to try to look macho, you will end up looking like a retarded tomato.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Mexico is home to the volcano rabbit, the world’s second smallest rabbit which only seems to live near volcanos.

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Don't say "I'm American".

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Don't say "I love South America!" Mexico is in North America.

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Business & Communication

Don't take things too personally - Mexicans love making jokes and never miss a chance to do so.

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Don't be tempted to reach for a knife and fork when eating a taco in Mexico. They normally eat them with their hands.

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Don't drive without liability insurance - the law requires you to have minimum liability insurance for driving in Mexico.

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Don't be on time for home visit - showing up early or on time can be considered rude. Arriving about 30 mins late is appropriate. However, in business, it's smart to be on time, even if you are kept waiting for your Mexican associates.

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Don't wear sunglasses or hats when entering a church.

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Don’t forget to shake hands when greeting for the first time (men) - friends usually do a hug and back slapping too. Women tend to pat each other on the right arm or shoulder, rather than shake hands.

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Don't ask for salt and lime with your tequila - it might be seen as to make bad tequila taste good. Just brace yourself and do the shot.

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Street & Behavioral

Don't leave your personal belongings unattended. Practice general safety precautions from being targeted by thieves and pickpockets.

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Business & Communication

Don't say "Estupido" or "Idiota" ('Stupid', 'Idiot') - they have far stronger meaning in Mexican Spanish than in English.

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Don’t wear expensive shiny clothes and jewellery in public - keep a low profile and avoid higher probability for pickpocketing.

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Don't go out without using a sunscreen - the sun is powerful in Mexico, so use sunscreen on any exposed skin, even you are not on the beach.

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Don't drink water from the tap - the drinking water in Mexico is not drinkable. Buy bottled purified water to drink.

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Don't wear t-shirts or flip-flops in business - dress smart for business. A suit and tie for men, and conservative dresses for women.

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Don't wear shorts if you wish to blend in. Aside from beaches and northern areas, shorts are seldom worn by Mexicans.

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Don't rest your elbows on the table. Rest your wrists on the edge of the table while dining - understand that only men give toasts in Mexican culture.

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Don't say "I hate Jesus and love abortion". Whether true or not, save it private for yourself here.

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Business & Communication

Don't say "Coger" - it means 'catch' in Spain (catch a bus), but it means 'fuck' in Mexico. Better to use "agarrar a bus" instead…

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Don't bring drugs to Mexico - the repercussions of getting caught with drugs in Mexico can stuck you in a Mexican jail.

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Don’t necessarily accept the taxi rides from strangers.

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Social Events

Don’t arrive exactly on time when invited to someone’s home - it can be considered inappropriate. Arrive 30 mins late.

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Don't say "I don't speak Mexican". Spanish is the language!

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Don't plan early dinner (before 9pm) - it's customary dining late.

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Don't drink at street.

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Business & Communication

Don’t leave food or drinks unattended at a bar or restaurant - keep a watchful eye on drinks in bars.

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Don’t accept a bag from a stranger when crossing the border.

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Don’t ignore the warning flags on beaches - don't necessarily enter the water when black or red flags are up.

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Don’t ignore the high attitude of many cities in Mexico - altitude illness can happen to people not used to it.

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Don’t give marigolds (symbolising death) and don’t give red flowers (symbolising negative connotation). White flowers are a good gift as they are considered uplifting. Presents are opened immediately.

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Don't pay the first price you're told in a market - haggling is expected almost everywhere.

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Don’t see it as harassment when Mexican males remark to women - it’s a stereotypical sign of machismo (”masculinity”).

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Don't necessarily trust the first directions you hear.

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Don't expect to find toilet seats outside of tourist areas.

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Don't assume everyone speaks English.

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Don’t forget the storm season typically runs from June to November and can affect both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts.

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