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The National Statistics Agency’s (INEGI’s) 2015 Survey of Socioeconomic Conditions includes data for average household incomes in Mexico, on a state-by-state basis. The national average household income (for a three month period) is $45,887 (pesos) . The map below shows how each state’s average household income compares to the national average.

Household income, by state, 2015. Data: INEGI. Cartography: Tony Burton / Geo-Mexico; all rights reserved

Household income, by state, 2015. Data: INEGI. Cartography: Tony Burton / Geo-Mexico

The state with the highest household income is Nuevo León, with $66,836, more than 140% of the national average. The state with the lowest household income is Guerrero ($27,584), where the average household income is only 60.1% of the national average. Guerrero’s average household income is only 41% of the average for Nuevo León.

As we have regularly highlighted in the past, regional differences in Mexico are considerable, and a definite “north-south divide”can be identified for almost every socio-economic variable. Development efforts need to be focused on improving the key indicators for southern Mexico and reducing these regional disparities.

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  6 Responses to “The pattern of household incomes in Mexico, 2015”

  1. To avoid confusion, the money figures in this post are Mexican pesos, not US dollars [I assume].

  2. Clarification made to original post; thanks!

  3. Do they have any smaller aggregation units than states? Also, is this data considered as reliable as a decennial census, or is it simply voluntary sampling?

  4. INEGI do have smaller aggregation units, but you would need to explore their website – http://www.beta.inegi.org.mx/proyectos/enchogares/especiales/mcs/2015/default.html – and/or contact them for full details. My understanding is that the data is definitely considered as reliable as the census data.

  5. I’m a little confused.

    The national average household income (for a three month period) is $45,887 (pesos)

    Is this the “annual” income projected from 3 months of data or 3 months income? Is the average less than $4,000 per month or is it closer to $15,000 per month.

  6. Sorry … got a bit distracted and lazy.
    Just clicked on your link …. and it’s trimestral…. three months income.

    Not surprisingly the poorest recieve $8,000 +/- per three months and the “wealthiest” (including Slim etc.) receive $161,000+/- four times a year.

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