Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

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


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

live 11.9 years longer


In Guyana, the average life expectancy is 69 years (66 years for men, 72 years for women). In Malta, that number is 80 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 43.1% more likely to be obese


In Guyana, 20.2% of adults are obese. In Malta, that number is 28.9% of people.

Economy

make 5.1 times more money


Guyana has a GDP per capita of $8,200, while in Malta, the GDP per capita is $42,000.

be 60.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Guyana, 11.1% of adults are unemployed. In Malta, that number is 4.4%.

be 53.4% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Guyana, 35.0% live below the poverty line. In Malta, however, that number is 16.3%.

Life

be 96.1% less likely to die during childbirth


In Guyana, approximately 229.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Malta, 9.0 women do.

be 88.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Guyana, approximately 30.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Malta, on the other hand, 3.5 children do.

have 34.4% less children


In Guyana, there are approximately 15.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Malta, there are 10.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 26.6% more likely to have access to electricity


In Guyana, 79% of the population has electricity access. In Malta, 100% of the population do.

be 2.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Guyana, approximately 35.7% of the population has internet access. In Malta, about 77.3% do.

Expenditures

spend 2.2 times more on education


Guyana spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education. Malta spends 7.2% of total GDP on education.

spend 86.5% more on healthcare


Guyana spends 5.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Malta, that number is 9.7% of GDP.

Geography

see 57.1% less coastline


Guyana has a total of 459 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 Guyana? 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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