Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 10.2 years longer


In Iraq, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 75 years for women) as of 2020. In Malta, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 2.5 times more money


Iraq has a GDP per capita of $16,700 as of 2017, while in Malta, the GDP per capita is $41,900 as of 2017.

be 71.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Iraq, 16.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2012. In Malta, that number is 4.6% as of 2017.

be 29.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Iraq, 23.0% live below the poverty line as of 2014. In Malta, however, that number is 16.3% as of 2015.

pay a 2.3 times higher top tax rate


Iraq has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Malta, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 92.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Iraq, approximately 79.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Malta, 6.0 women do as of 2017.

be 88.6% more likely to be literate


In Iraq, the literacy rate is 50.1% as of 2018. In Malta, it is 94.5% as of 2018.

be 76.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Iraq, approximately 19.5 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 61.5% fewer children


In Iraq, there are approximately 25.7 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 64.9% more likely to have internet access


In Iraq, approximately 49.4% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Malta, about 81.4% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 3.4 times more coastline


Iraq has a total of 58 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 Iraq? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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