Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 30.8% more likely to be obese

In Belgium, 22.1% of adults are obese. In Malta, that number is 28.9% of people.


be 39.7% less likely to be unemployed

In Belgium, 7.3% of adults are unemployed. In Malta, that number is 4.4%.

spend 34.8% less on taxes

Belgium has a top tax rate of 53.7%. In Malta, the top tax rate is 35.0%.


be 28.6% more likely to die during childbirth

In Belgium, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Malta, 9.0 women do.

have 10.6% fewer children

In Belgium, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Malta, there are 10.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 10.6% less likely to have internet access

In Belgium, approximately 86.5% of the population has internet access. In Malta, about 77.3% do.


see 3.0 times more coastline

Belgium has a total of 66 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 Belgium? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Service Public Fédéral Finances, The World Factbook, Government of Malta - Inland Revenue.


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