Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Malta instead of Bangladesh, you would:

Health

live 7.1 years longer


In Bangladesh, 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).

be 8.0 times more likely to be obese


In Bangladesh, 3.6% of adults are obese. In Malta, that number is 28.9% of people.

Economy

make 10.0 times more money


Bangladesh has a GDP per capita of $4,200, while in Malta, the GDP per capita is $42,000.

be 32.9% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Bangladesh, 24.3% live below the poverty line. In Malta, however, that number is 16.3%.

be 10.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Bangladesh, 4.0% of adults are unemployed. In Malta, that number is 4.4%.

spend 16.7% more on taxes


Bangladesh has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Malta, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

Life

be 94.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Bangladesh, approximately 176.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Malta, 9.0 women do.

be 29.7% more likely to be literate


In Bangladesh, the literacy rate is 72.8%. In Malta, it is 94.4%.

be 89.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Bangladesh, approximately 31.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Malta, on the other hand, 3.5 children do.

have 46.3% less children


In Bangladesh, there are approximately 18.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Malta, there are 10.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 66.7% more likely to have access to electricity


In Bangladesh, 60% of the population has electricity access. In Malta, 100% of the population do.

be 4.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Bangladesh, approximately 18.2% of the population has internet access. In Malta, about 77.3% do.

be 15.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Bangladesh, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (86% in urban areas, and 87% in rural areas). In Malta, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 2.9 times more on education


Bangladesh spends 2.5% of its total GDP on education. Malta spends 7.2% of total GDP on education.

spend 3.5 times more on healthcare


Bangladesh spends 2.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Malta, that number is 9.7% of GDP.

Geography

see 66.1% less coastline


Bangladesh has a total of 580 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 Bangladesh? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, National Board of Revenue (NBR), Bangladesh, Government of Malta - Inland Revenue.

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