Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 7.5 years longer

In Belarus, the average life expectancy is 73 years (68 years for men, 79 years for women). In Malta, that number is 80 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 18.0% more likely to be obese

In Belarus, 24.5% of adults are obese. In Malta, that number is 28.9% of people.


make 2.2 times more money

Belarus has a GDP per capita of $18,900, while in Malta, the GDP per capita is $42,000.

be 4.4 times more likely to be unemployed

In Belarus, 1.0% of adults are unemployed. In Malta, that number is 4.4%.

be 2.9 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Belarus, 5.7% live below the poverty line. In Malta, however, that number is 16.3%.

spend 2.7 times more on taxes

Belarus has a top tax rate of 13.0%. In Malta, the top tax rate is 35.0%.


be 2.2 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Belarus, approximately 4.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Malta, 9.0 women do.


spend 44.0% more on education

Belarus spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Malta spends 7.2% of total GDP on education.

spend 70.2% more on healthcare

Belarus spends 5.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Malta, that number is 9.7% of GDP.

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 Belarus? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Ministry for Taxes and Levies of the Republic of Belarus, Government of Malta - Inland Revenue.


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