Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 7.1 years longer


In American Samoa, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women). In Malta, that number is 80 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

Economy

make 3.8 times more money


American Samoa has a GDP per capita of $11,200, while in Malta, the GDP per capita is $42,000.

be 85.2% less likely to be unemployed


In American Samoa, 29.8% of adults are unemployed. In Malta, that number is 4.4%.

Life

be 69.0% less likely to die during infancy


In American Samoa, approximately 11.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Malta, on the other hand, 3.5 children do.

have 48.5% less children


In American Samoa, there are approximately 19.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Malta, there are 10.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 69.5% more likely to have access to electricity


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

be 2.5 times more likely to have internet access


In American Samoa, approximately 31.3% of the population has internet access. In Malta, about 77.3% do.

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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