Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Malta instead of American Samoa, you would:

Health

live 8.0 years longer


In American Samoa, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Malta, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 3.7 times more money


American Samoa has a GDP per capita of $11,200 as of 2016, while in Malta, the GDP per capita is $41,900 as of 2017.

be 84.6% less likely to be unemployed


In American Samoa, 29.8% of adults are unemployed as of 2005. In Malta, that number is 4.6% as of 2017.

Life

be 53.5% less likely to die during infancy


In American Samoa, approximately 9.9 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Malta, on the other hand, 4.6 children do as of 2020.

have 44.4% fewer children


In American Samoa, there are approximately 17.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Malta, there are 9.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 69.5% more likely to have access to electricity


In American Samoa, approximately 59% of the population has electricity access as of 2012. In Malta, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 2.6 times more likely to have internet access


In American Samoa, approximately 31.3% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Malta, about 81.4% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 69.7% more coastline


American Samoa has a total of 116 km of coastline. In Malta, that number is 197 km.

Malta: At a glance

Malta is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 316 sq km. Great Britain formally acquired possession of Malta in 1814. The island staunchly supported the UK through both world wars and remained in the Commonwealth when it became independent in 1964; a decade later it declared itself a republic. Since about the mid-1980s, the island has transformed itself into a freight transshipment point, a financial center, and a tourist destination. Malta became an EU member in May 2004 and began using the euro as currency in 2008.

How big is Malta compared to American Samoa? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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