Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 30.2% more likely to be obese

In Finland, 22.2% of adults are obese. In Malta, that number is 28.9% of people.


be 48.8% less likely to be unemployed

In Finland, 8.6% of adults are unemployed. In Malta, that number is 4.4%.

spend 32.2% less on taxes

Finland has a top tax rate of 51.6%. In Malta, the top tax rate is 35.0%.


be 3.0 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Finland, approximately 3.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Malta, 9.0 women do.

be 40.0% more likely to die during infancy

In Finland, approximately 2.5 children die before they reach the age of one. In Malta, on the other hand, 3.5 children do.

Basic Needs

be 11.9% less likely to have internet access

In Finland, approximately 87.7% of the population has internet access. In Malta, about 77.3% do.


see 84.3% less coastline

Finland has a total of 1,250 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 Finland? See an in-depth size comparison.

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


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