Mexico is poorer than the U.S. But by world standards, it’s not a poor country.
Whether you follow the statistics of the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank or the CIA, Mexico’s Gross Domestic Product (calculated with Purchasing Power Parity) is around one and a half trillion dollars. Mexico thus has the world’s eleventh largest economy.
Mexico’s GDP (PPP) per capita, is, according to the IMF, $14,430 at #59. According to the World Bank, Mexico is ranked at #48 with $14,335. The CIA puts it at $13,800 at #64 (out of 194 listed countries). (World GDP(PPP) per capita is $10,700.)
In the United Nations Human Development Index (HDI), Mexico is #56 out of 169 countries (with Zimbabwe at the bottom of the list). 06/03/11 - Memo From Middle America (Formerly Known As Memo From Mexico): Carlos Slim, Other Mexican Billionaires Get Richer—But Still Want To Dump Their Poor On Us