Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

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


In Ghana, 1.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Malta, that number is 0.1% of people as of 2016.

live 14.6 years longer


In Ghana, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 71 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 2.7 times more likely to be obese


In Ghana, 10.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Malta, that number is 28.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 8.9 times more money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in Malta, the GDP per capita is $41,900 as of 2017.

be 61.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Ghana, 11.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Malta, that number is 4.6% as of 2017.

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


In Ghana, 24.2% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Malta, however, that number is 16.3% as of 2015.

pay a 40.0% higher top tax rate


Ghana has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In Malta, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 98.1% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ghana, approximately 308.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Malta, 6.0 women do as of 2017.

be 23.4% more likely to be literate


In Ghana, the literacy rate is 76.6% as of 2015. In Malta, it is 94.5% as of 2018.

be 85.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Ghana, approximately 32.1 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 66.6% fewer children


In Ghana, there are approximately 29.6 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 26.1% more likely to have access to electricity


In Ghana, approximately 79% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Malta, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 2.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Ghana, approximately 39.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Malta, about 81.4% do as of 2018.

be 11.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Ghana, approximately 90% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 81% 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.

Expenditures

spend 47.2% more on education


Ghana spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Malta spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

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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