Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 94.7% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Haiti, 1.9% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Malta, that number is 0.1% of people.

live 16.3 years longer


In Haiti, the average life expectancy is 64 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women). In Malta, that number is 80 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 27.3% more likely to be obese


In Haiti, 22.7% of adults are obese. In Malta, that number is 28.9% of people.

Economy

make 23.3 times more money


Haiti has a GDP per capita of $1,800, while in Malta, the GDP per capita is $42,000.

be 89.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Haiti, 40.6% of adults are unemployed. In Malta, that number is 4.4%.

be 72.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Haiti, 58.5% live below the poverty line. In Malta, however, that number is 16.3%.

Life

be 97.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Haiti, approximately 359.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Malta, 9.0 women do.

be 55.5% more likely to be literate


In Haiti, the literacy rate is 60.7%. In Malta, it is 94.4%.

be 92.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Haiti, approximately 46.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Malta, on the other hand, 3.5 children do.

have 56.1% fewer children


In Haiti, there are approximately 23.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Malta, there are 10.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.6 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Haiti, 38% of the population has electricity access. In Malta, 100% of the population do.

be 6.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Haiti, approximately 12.2% of the population has internet access. In Malta, about 77.3% do.

be 73.3% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Haiti, approximately 58% of people have improved drinking water access (65% in urban areas, and 48% in rural areas). In Malta, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 27.6% more on healthcare


Haiti spends 7.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Malta, that number is 9.7% of GDP.

Geography

see 88.9% less coastline


Haiti has a total of 1,771 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 Haiti? 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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