In Mexico City it is not uncommon to see people asking for money in the streets of Mexico City after they get off of work. Most people in Mexico don’t make enough money to support themselves, much less their family.
The minimum wage in Mexico was raised in 2016 to a daily amount of 73.04 Mexican pesos, which is equal to $4.25. Keep in mind, that is the per day minimum wage, not per hour.
Mexico City encompasses 573 square miles with a population of 21.2 million residents in their Metropolitan area. To put that into perspective, Rutherford County, Tennessee has a population of around 300,000 residents and covers 614 square miles. Mexico City is also the 6th largest city in the entire world. It was founded as Tenochtitlán in year 1325.