Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 5.1 years longer

In Dominica, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020. In Malta, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.


make 3.8 times more money

Dominica has a GDP per capita of $11,000 as of 2017, while in Malta, the GDP per capita is $41,900 as of 2017.

be 80.0% less likely to be unemployed

In Dominica, 23.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2000. In Malta, that number is 4.6% as of 2017.

be 43.8% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Dominica, 29.0% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Malta, however, that number is 16.3% as of 2015.


be 52.6% less likely to die during infancy

In Dominica, approximately 9.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Malta, on the other hand, 4.6 children do as of 2020.

have 31.7% fewer children

In Dominica, there are approximately 14.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Malta, there are 9.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 16.9% more likely to have internet access

In Dominica, approximately 69.6% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Malta, about 81.4% do as of 2018.


spend 55.9% more on education

Dominica spends 3.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Malta spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2015.


see 33.0% more coastline

Dominica has a total of 148 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 Dominica? 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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