Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 4.8 years longer

In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women). In Malta, that number is 80 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 4.7 times more likely to be obese

In China, 6.2% of adults are obese. In Malta, that number is 28.9% of people.


make 2.5 times more money

China has a GDP per capita of $16,700, while in Malta, the GDP per capita is $42,000.

spend 22.2% less on taxes

China has a top tax rate of 45.0%. In Malta, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

be 12.8% more likely to be unemployed

In China, 3.9% of adults are unemployed. In Malta, that number is 4.4%.

be 4.9 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In China, 3.3% live below the poverty line. In Malta, however, that number is 16.3%.


be 66.7% less likely to die during childbirth

In China, approximately 27.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Malta, 9.0 women do.

be 70.8% less likely to die during infancy

In China, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Malta, on the other hand, 3.5 children do.

have 17.9% fewer children

In China, there are approximately 12.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Malta, there are 10.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 45.3% more likely to have internet access

In China, approximately 53.2% of the population has internet access. In Malta, about 77.3% do.


spend 76.4% more on healthcare

China spends 5.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Malta, that number is 9.7% of GDP.


see 98.6% less coastline

China has a total of 14,500 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 China? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, State Administration of Taxation, Government of Malta - Inland Revenue.


Join the Elsewhere community and ask a question about Malta. It's a free, question-and-answer based forum to discuss what life is like in countries and cities around the world.

Share this