Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 94.1% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Ghana, 1.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Malta, that number is 0.1% of people.

live 13.5 years longer

In Ghana, the average life expectancy is 67 years (64 years for men, 70 years for women). In Malta, that number is 80 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 2.7 times more likely to be obese

In Ghana, 10.9% of adults are obese. In Malta, that number is 28.9% of people.


make 8.9 times more money

Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700, while in Malta, the GDP per capita is $42,000.

be 63.0% less likely to be unemployed

In Ghana, 11.9% of adults are unemployed. In Malta, that number is 4.4%.

be 32.6% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Ghana, 24.2% live below the poverty line. In Malta, however, that number is 16.3%.

spend 40.0% more on taxes

Ghana has a top tax rate of 25.0%. In Malta, the top tax rate is 35.0%.


be 97.2% less likely to die during childbirth

In Ghana, approximately 319.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Malta, 9.0 women do.

be 23.2% more likely to be literate

In Ghana, the literacy rate is 76.6%. In Malta, it is 94.4%.

be 90.1% less likely to die during infancy

In Ghana, approximately 35.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Malta, on the other hand, 3.5 children do.

have 66.9% fewer children

In Ghana, there are approximately 30.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Malta, there are 10.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 38.9% more likely to have access to electricity

In Ghana, 72% of the population has electricity access. In Malta, 100% of the population do.

be 2.2 times more likely to have internet access

In Ghana, approximately 34.7% of the population has internet access. In Malta, about 77.3% do.

be 12.7% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Ghana, approximately 89% of people have improved drinking water access (93% in urban areas, and 84% in rural areas). In Malta, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).


spend 16.1% more on education

Ghana spends 6.2% of its total GDP on education. Malta spends 7.2% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.7 times more on healthcare

Ghana spends 3.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Malta, that number is 9.7% of GDP.


see 63.5% less coastline

Ghana has a total of 539 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 Ghana? See an in-depth size comparison.

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


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