Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 16.1% more likely to be obese

In Greece, 24.9% of adults are obese. In Malta, that number is 28.9% of people.


make 51.6% more money

Greece has a GDP per capita of $27,700, while in Malta, the GDP per capita is $42,000.

be 80.3% less likely to be unemployed

In Greece, 22.3% of adults are unemployed. In Malta, that number is 4.4%.

be 54.7% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Greece, 36.0% live below the poverty line. In Malta, however, that number is 16.3%.

spend 27.1% less on taxes

Greece has a top tax rate of 48.0%. In Malta, the top tax rate is 35.0%.


be 23.9% less likely to die during infancy

In Greece, approximately 4.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Malta, on the other hand, 3.5 children do.

have 20.2% more children

In Greece, there are approximately 8.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Malta, there are 10.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 3.0 times more likely to die during childbirth

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

Basic Needs

be 11.9% more likely to have internet access

In Greece, approximately 69.1% of the population has internet access. In Malta, about 77.3% do.


spend 19.8% more on healthcare

Greece spends 8.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Malta, that number is 9.7% of GDP.


see 98.6% less coastline

Greece has a total of 13,676 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 Greece? See an in-depth size comparison.

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


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