Canada and Mexico – country comparison | Canada vs Mexico

The following is a comparison between Canada and Mexico, two large countries in North America. Let’s read.

Canada vs Mexico – country comparison

Canada vs Mexico - country comparison
Canada and Mexico map outlines


2023 IMFCanadaMexico
GDP (nominal)$2.14 trillion$1.79 trillion
GDP rank (nominal)10th12th
GDP (PPP)$2.39 trillion$3.28 trillion


Areaaround 10 million square kilometers1.964 million square kilometers
Area rank2nd13th
Population39.1 million (2024 estimate)129.4 million (2024 estimate)
Capital CityOttawaMexico City
Largest CityTorontoMexico City
Most spoken languageEnglishSpanish
Most popular sportIce HockeyFootball (association football)
Life expectancy82.8 (UN/2022)74.8 (UN/2022)
CurrencyCanadian dollarMexican Peso
Largest sectorService sectorService sector
National animalBeaver and the Canadian HorseGolden Eagle
National treeThe maple treeTaxodium mucronatum (Montezuma bald cypress)


RegionNorth AmericaNorth America
Highest mountainMount Logan (5,959 meters)Pico de Orizaba (Citlaltépetl) (5,636 meters)
Largest IslandBaffin island (507,450 sq km)Tiburón Island (1,200 sq km)
Major RiversMackenzie, Yukon, Saint Lawrence, Nelson, Slave, etc.Río Bravo (Rio Grande), Colorado, Usumacinta, Culiacán, Balsas, Lerma, etc.


Popular places to visitToronto, Montreal, Niagara Falls, Ottawa, Banff National Park, Vancouver, Quebec City, etc.Mexico City, Cancún, Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Chichén Itzá, Playa del Carmen, Zihuatanejo, Tulum, etc.

Which country is bigger, Canada or Mexico?

Canada is a much bigger country. It is five times bigger than Mexico.

  • Area of Canada – around 10 million square kilometers
  • Area of Mexico – 1.964 million square kilometers

Which country is more populous, Canada or Mexico?

  • Population of Canada – 39.1 million (2024 estimate)
  • Population of Mexico – 129.4 million (2024 estimate)

Top 3 largest cities by population


  1. Toronto
  2. Montreal
  3. Calgary

(Also read: Top 10 largest cities and Metropolitan areas in Canada)

Toronto, Canada
Toronto, Canada


  1. Mexico City
  2. Tijuana
  3. Ecatepec de Morelos

(Also read: Top 10 largest cities in Mexico by population | Mexico’s largest cities)

Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico
Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico

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