Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 94.7% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Belize, 1.9% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Malta, that number is 0.1% of people.

live 11.6 years longer


In Belize, the average life expectancy is 69 years (67 years for men, 71 years for women). In Malta, that number is 80 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 19.9% more likely to be obese


In Belize, 24.1% of adults are obese. In Malta, that number is 28.9% of people.

Economy

make 5.1 times more money


Belize has a GDP per capita of $8,300, while in Malta, the GDP per capita is $42,000.

be 56.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Belize, 10.1% of adults are unemployed. In Malta, that number is 4.4%.

be 60.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Belize, 41.0% live below the poverty line. In Malta, however, that number is 16.3%.

Life

be 67.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Belize, approximately 28.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Malta, 9.0 women do.

be 81.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Belize, approximately 18.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Malta, on the other hand, 3.5 children do.

have 57.9% fewer children


In Belize, there are approximately 24.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Malta, there are 10.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 73.3% more likely to have internet access


In Belize, approximately 44.6% of the population has internet access. In Malta, about 77.3% do.

Expenditures

spend 67.2% more on healthcare


Belize spends 5.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Malta, that number is 9.7% of GDP.

Geography

see 49.0% less coastline


Belize has a total of 386 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 Belize? 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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