Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Malta instead of Equatorial Guinea, you would:

Health

be 98.6% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Equatorial Guinea, 7.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Malta, that number is 0.1% of people as of 2016.

live 17.1 years longer


In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 67 years for women) as of 2020. In Malta, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.

be 3.6 times more likely to be obese


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Malta, that number is 28.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 12.0% more money


Equatorial Guinea has a GDP per capita of $37,400 as of 2017, while in Malta, the GDP per capita is $41,900 as of 2017.

be 46.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Malta, that number is 4.6% as of 2017.

be 63.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Equatorial Guinea, 44.0% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Malta, however, that number is 16.3% as of 2015.

Life

be 98.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 301.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Malta, 6.0 women do as of 2017.

be 92.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 59.7 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 67.8% fewer children


In Equatorial Guinea, there are approximately 30.7 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 47.3% more likely to have access to electricity


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 68% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Malta, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 3.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 26.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Malta, about 81.4% do as of 2018.

be 47.9% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 68% of people have improved drinking water access (82% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Malta, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Geography

see 33.5% less coastline


Equatorial Guinea has a total of 296 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 Equatorial Guinea? 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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