Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.6 years longer


In Ireland, the average life expectancy is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Malta, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.

be 14.2% more likely to be obese


In Ireland, 25.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Malta, that number is 28.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

be 31.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Ireland, 6.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Malta, that number is 4.6% as of 2017.

pay a 27.1% lower top tax rate


Ireland has a top tax rate of 48.0% as of 2016. In Malta, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.

make 42.8% less money


Ireland has a GDP per capita of $73,200 as of 2017, while in Malta, the GDP per capita is $41,900 as of 2017.

be 98.8% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Ireland, 8.2% live below the poverty line as of 2013. In Malta, however, that number is 16.3% as of 2015.

Life

be 20.0% more likely to die during childbirth


In Ireland, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Malta, 6.0 women do as of 2017.

be 27.8% more likely to die during infancy


In Ireland, approximately 3.6 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 23.8% fewer children


In Ireland, there are approximately 13.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Malta, there are 9.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 43.2% more on education


Ireland spends 3.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Malta spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

see 86.4% less coastline


Ireland has a total of 1,448 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 Ireland? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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