Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.5 years longer


In Lebanon, the average life expectancy is 78 years (77 years for men, 80 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 2.1 times more money


Lebanon has a GDP per capita of $19,600 as of 2017, while in Malta, the GDP per capita is $41,900 as of 2017.

be 52.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Lebanon, 9.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2007. In Malta, that number is 4.6% as of 2017.

be 43.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Lebanon, 28.6% live below the poverty line as of 2004. In Malta, however, that number is 16.3% as of 2015.

pay a 75.0% higher top tax rate


Lebanon has a top tax rate of 20.0% as of 2016. In Malta, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 79.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Lebanon, approximately 29.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Malta, 6.0 women do as of 2017.

be 32.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Lebanon, approximately 6.8 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 27.2% fewer children


In Lebanon, there are approximately 13.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Malta, there are 9.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 2.1 times more on education


Lebanon spends 2.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Malta spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

see 12.5% less coastline


Lebanon has a total of 225 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 Lebanon? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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