Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 93.8% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Barbados, 1.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Malta, that number is 0.1% of people.

live 5.0 years longer


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

be 25.1% more likely to be obese


In Barbados, 23.1% of adults are obese. In Malta, that number is 28.9% of people.

Economy

make 2.2 times more money


Barbados has a GDP per capita of $18,700, while in Malta, the GDP per capita is $42,000.

be 58.1% less likely to be unemployed


In Barbados, 10.5% of adults are unemployed. In Malta, that number is 4.4%.

Life

be 66.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Barbados, approximately 27.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Malta, 9.0 women do.

be 65.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Barbados, approximately 10.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Malta, on the other hand, 3.5 children do.

have 13.7% less children


In Barbados, there are approximately 11.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Malta, there are 10.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Expenditures

spend 41.2% more on education


Barbados spends 5.1% of its total GDP on education. Malta spends 7.2% of total GDP on education.

spend 29.3% more on healthcare


Barbados spends 7.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Malta, that number is 9.7% of GDP.

Geography

see 2.0 times more coastline


Barbados has a total of 97 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 Barbados? 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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