Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 12.3 years longer

In Burma, the average life expectancy is 68 years (67 years for men, 70 years for women). In Malta, that number is 80 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 5.0 times more likely to be obese

In Burma, 5.8% of adults are obese. In Malta, that number is 28.9% of people.


make 6.8 times more money

Burma has a GDP per capita of $6,200, while in Malta, the GDP per capita is $42,000.

be 36.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Burma, 25.6% live below the poverty line. In Malta, however, that number is 16.3%.

be 10.0% more likely to be unemployed

In Burma, 4.0% of adults are unemployed. In Malta, that number is 4.4%.


be 94.9% less likely to die during childbirth

In Burma, approximately 178.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Malta, 9.0 women do.

be 24.9% more likely to be literate

In Burma, the literacy rate is 75.6%. In Malta, it is 94.4%.

be 90.2% less likely to die during infancy

In Burma, approximately 35.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Malta, on the other hand, 3.5 children do.

have 44.2% fewer children

In Burma, there are approximately 18.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Malta, there are 10.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 92.3% more likely to have access to electricity

In Burma, 52% of the population has electricity access. In Malta, 100% of the population do.

be 3.1 times more likely to have internet access

In Burma, approximately 25.1% of the population has internet access. In Malta, about 77.3% do.

be 24.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Burma, approximately 81% of people have improved drinking water access (93% in urban areas, and 74% in rural areas). In Malta, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).


spend 9.0 times more on education

Burma spends 0.8% of its total GDP on education. Malta spends 7.2% of total GDP on education.

spend 4.2 times more on healthcare

Burma spends 2.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Malta, that number is 9.7% of GDP.


see 89.8% less coastline

Burma has a total of 1,930 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 Burma? 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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