Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 3.3 years longer

In Dominica, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women). In Malta, that number is 80 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).


make 3.8 times more money

Dominica has a GDP per capita of $11,100, while in Malta, the GDP per capita is $42,000.

be 80.9% less likely to be unemployed

In Dominica, 23.0% of adults are unemployed. In Malta, that number is 4.4%.

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

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


be 67.0% less likely to die during infancy

In Dominica, approximately 10.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Malta, on the other hand, 3.5 children do.

have 33.1% fewer children

In Dominica, there are approximately 15.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Malta, there are 10.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 15.4% more likely to have internet access

In Dominica, approximately 67.0% of the population has internet access. In Malta, about 77.3% do.


spend 2.1 times more on education

Dominica spends 3.4% of its total GDP on education. Malta spends 7.2% of total GDP on education.

spend 76.4% more on healthcare

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


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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