Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 29.6% more likely to be obese

In Germany, 22.3% of adults are obese. In Malta, that number is 28.9% of people.


spend 26.3% less on taxes

Germany has a top tax rate of 47.5%. In Malta, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

make 16.7% less money

Germany has a GDP per capita of $50,400, while in Malta, the GDP per capita is $42,000.

be 15.8% more likely to be unemployed

In Germany, 3.8% of adults are unemployed. In Malta, that number is 4.4%.


have 17.4% more children

In Germany, there are approximately 8.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Malta, there are 10.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 50.0% more likely to die during childbirth

In Germany, approximately 6.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Malta, 9.0 women do.

Basic Needs

be 13.7% less likely to have internet access

In Germany, approximately 89.6% of the population has internet access. In Malta, about 77.3% do.


spend 14.2% less on healthcare

Germany spends 11.3% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Malta, that number is 9.7% of GDP.

spend 46.9% more on education

Germany spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education. Malta spends 7.2% of total GDP on education.


see 91.8% less coastline

Germany has a total of 2,389 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 Germany? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt), Government of Malta - Inland Revenue.


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