Below is the detailed table for North America. Explanations and sources for each column are listed after the table.

Country Population (Rank) Area (sq mi / sq km2) (Rank) Life Expectancy at Birth (Years)
(Rank)
GDP Per Capita – PPP (Rank) Median Age (Years) Literacy Rate (%) Access to Electricity (%) / (Population w/o Electricity) Big Mac Index
United States (Hawaii, Florida) 313,912,000 (3) 3,794,100 / 9,826,675 (3) 78.2 (38) $48,387 (6) 36.9 99.0 n/a $4.20 (0%)
Bermuda (United Kingdom) 64,237 (205) 21 / 54 (230) n/a n/a 42.0 n/a n/a n/a
Sint Maarten (Netherlands) 37,429 (215) 13 / 34 (234) n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Saint Martin (France) 36,824 (216) 21 / 54 (229) n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Saint Lucia 166,526 (189) 238 /616 (192) 73.7 (74) $12,607 (71) 31.0 94.8 n/a n/a
Trinidad and Tobago 1,317,714 (152) 1,980 / 5,130 (174) 69.8 (117) $20,053 (45) 33.1 98.8 99.0% (0 M) n/a
Costa Rica 4,301,712 (123) 19,700 / 51,000 (129) 78.8 (30) $11,927 (74) 28.8 96.1 99.3% (0 M) $4.02 (-4%)
Nicaragua 5,815,524 (110) 50,337 / 130,373 (98) 72.9 (83) $3,206 (134) 22.9 78.0 72.1% (1.6 M) n/a
Mexico 112,336,538 (11) 758,449 / 1,964,375 (14) 76.2 (48) $14,610 (63) 27.1 93.4 n/a $2.70 (-36%)

Comparison Countries (representing most of our student subscribers):

Country Population (Rank) Area (sq mi / sq km2) (Rank) Life Expectancy at Birth (Years)
(Rank)
GDP Per Capita – PPP (Rank) Median Age (Years) Literacy Rate (%) Access to Electricity (%) / (Population w/o Electricity) Big Mac Index
United Kingdom 62,262,000 (22) 93,800 / 242,900 (80) 80.5 (13) $36,090 (22) 40.0 99.0 n/a $3.82 (-9%)
Australia 22,669,992 (52) 2,969,907 / 7,692,024 (6) 81.2 (6) $40,234 (14) 37.7 99.0 n/a $4.94 (+18%)
Canada 34,856,900 (35) 3,855,100 /9,984,670 (2) 80.7 (10) $40,541 (12) 41.0 99.0 n/a $4.63 (+10%)

Sources
Population: Various national census data and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Wikipedia.org

Area: United Nations Statistics Division Wikipedia.org

Life Expectancy: List by United Nations

GDP Per Capita: International Monetary Fund

Median Age: The CIA World Fact Book

Literacy Rate: United Nations Development Program

Access to Electricity: IEA, World Energy Outlook 2011

Big Mac Index: The Economist
“The Economist’s Big Mac index is based on the theory of purchasing-power parity: in the long run, exchange rates should adjust to equal the price of a basket of goods and services in different countries. This particular basket holds a McDonald’s Big Mac, whose price around the world we compared with its American average of $4.20.”

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