Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 4.4 years longer

In Croatia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women). In Malta, that number is 80 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 18.4% more likely to be obese

In Croatia, 24.4% of adults are obese. In Malta, that number is 28.9% of people.


make 72.1% more money

Croatia has a GDP per capita of $24,400, while in Malta, the GDP per capita is $42,000.

be 64.5% less likely to be unemployed

In Croatia, 12.4% of adults are unemployed. In Malta, that number is 4.4%.

be 16.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Croatia, 19.5% live below the poverty line. In Malta, however, that number is 16.3%.

spend 25.8% less on taxes

Croatia has a top tax rate of 47.2%. In Malta, the top tax rate is 35.0%.


be 62.4% less likely to die during infancy

In Croatia, approximately 9.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Malta, on the other hand, 3.5 children do.

have 13.5% more children

In Croatia, there are approximately 8.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Malta, there are 10.1 babies per 1,000 people.


spend 56.5% more on education

Croatia spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education. Malta spends 7.2% of total GDP on education.

spend 24.4% more on healthcare

Croatia spends 7.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Malta, that number is 9.7% of GDP.


see 96.6% less coastline

Croatia has a total of 5,835 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 Croatia? See an in-depth size comparison.

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


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