Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.5 years longer


In Ecuador, 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).

be 45.2% more likely to be obese


In Ecuador, 19.9% of adults are obese. In Malta, that number is 28.9% of people.

Economy

make 3.7 times more money


Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Malta, the GDP per capita is $42,000.

Life

be 85.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ecuador, approximately 64.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Malta, 9.0 women do.

be 78.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Ecuador, approximately 16.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Malta, on the other hand, 3.5 children do.

have 43.6% less children


In Ecuador, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Malta, there are 10.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 42.9% more likely to have internet access


In Ecuador, approximately 54.1% of the population has internet access. In Malta, about 77.3% do.

be 15.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Ecuador, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (93% in urban areas, and 76% in rural areas). In Malta, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 44.0% more on education


Ecuador spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Malta spends 7.2% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 91.2% less coastline


Ecuador has a total of 2,237 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 Ecuador? 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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