Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Malta instead of El Salvador, you would:


live 5.6 years longer

In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In Malta, that number is 80 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 17.5% more likely to be obese

In El Salvador, 24.6% of adults are obese. In Malta, that number is 28.9% of people.


make 4.7 times more money

El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Malta, the GDP per capita is $42,000.

be 37.1% less likely to be unemployed

In El Salvador, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Malta, that number is 4.4%.

be 50.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In El Salvador, 32.7% live below the poverty line. In Malta, however, that number is 16.3%.

spend 16.7% more on taxes

El Salvador has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Malta, the top tax rate is 35.0%.


be 83.3% less likely to die during childbirth

In El Salvador, approximately 54.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Malta, 9.0 women do.

be 79.2% less likely to die during infancy

In El Salvador, approximately 16.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Malta, on the other hand, 3.5 children do.

have 37.7% less children

In El Salvador, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Malta, there are 10.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.7 times more likely to have internet access

In El Salvador, approximately 29.0% of the population has internet access. In Malta, about 77.3% do.


spend 2.1 times more on education

El Salvador spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Malta spends 7.2% of total GDP on education.

spend 42.6% more on healthcare

El Salvador spends 6.8% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Malta, that number is 9.7% of GDP.


see 35.9% less coastline

El Salvador has a total of 307 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 El Salvador? See an in-depth size comparison.

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


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