Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Malaysia instead of Gibraltar, you would:

Health

live 4.4 years less


In Gibraltar, the average life expectancy is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women). In Malaysia, that number is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women).

Economy

make 53.0% less money


Gibraltar has a GDP per capita of $61,700, while in Malaysia, the GDP per capita is $29,000.

be 3.4 times more likely to be unemployed


In Gibraltar, 1.0% of adults are unemployed. In Malaysia, that number is 3.4%.

Life

have 36.4% more children


In Gibraltar, there are approximately 14.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Malaysia, there are 19.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.1 times more likely to die during infancy


In Gibraltar, approximately 5.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Malaysia, on the other hand, 12.5 children do.

Basic Needs

be 16.5% less likely to have internet access


In Gibraltar, approximately 94.4% of the population has internet access. In Malaysia, about 78.8% do.

Geography

see 389.6 times more coastline


Gibraltar has a total of 12 km of coastline. In Malaysia, that number is 4,675 km.

Malaysia: At a glance

Malaysia is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 328,657 sq km. During the late 18th and 19th centuries, Great Britain established colonies and protectorates in the area of current Malaysia; these were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. In 1948, the British-ruled territories on the Malay Peninsula except Singapore formed the Federation of Malaya, which became independent in 1957. Malaysia was formed in 1963 when the former British colonies of Singapore, as well as Sabah and Sarawak on the northern coast of Borneo, joined the Federation. The first several years of the country's independence were marred by a communist insurgency, Indonesian confrontation with Malaysia, Philippine claims to Sabah, and Singapore's withdrawal in 1965. During the 22-year term of Prime Minister MAHATHIR bin Mohamad (1981-2003), Malaysia was successful in diversifying its economy from dependence on exports of raw materials to the development of manufacturing, services, and tourism. Prime Minister Mohamed NAJIB bin Abdul Razak (in office since April 2009) has continued these pro-business policies and has introduced some civil reforms.

How big is Malaysia compared to Gibraltar? 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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