Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Malta instead of Burkina Faso, you would:

Health

live 24.6 years longer


In Burkina Faso, the average life expectancy is 56 years (54 years for men, 58 years for women). In Malta, that number is 80 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 5.2 times more likely to be obese


In Burkina Faso, 5.6% of adults are obese. In Malta, that number is 28.9% of people.

Economy

make 22.1 times more money


Burkina Faso has a GDP per capita of $1,900, while in Malta, the GDP per capita is $42,000.

be 94.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Burkina Faso, 77.0% of adults are unemployed. In Malta, that number is 4.4%.

be 59.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Burkina Faso, 40.1% live below the poverty line. In Malta, however, that number is 16.3%.

Life

be 97.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Burkina Faso, approximately 371.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Malta, 9.0 women do.

be 2.6 times more likely to be literate


In Burkina Faso, the literacy rate is 36.0%. In Malta, it is 94.4%.

be 95.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Burkina Faso, approximately 72.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Malta, on the other hand, 3.5 children do.

have 75.5% fewer children


In Burkina Faso, there are approximately 41.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Malta, there are 10.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 5.9 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Burkina Faso, 17% of the population has electricity access. In Malta, 100% of the population do.

be 5.5 times more likely to have internet access


In Burkina Faso, approximately 14.0% of the population has internet access. In Malta, about 77.3% do.

be 21.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Burkina Faso, approximately 82% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 76% in rural areas). In Malta, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 71.4% more on education


Burkina Faso spends 4.2% of its total GDP on education. Malta spends 7.2% of total GDP on education.

spend 94.0% more on healthcare


Burkina Faso spends 5.0% 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 Burkina Faso? 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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