Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.8 years longer


In Libya, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 78 years for women). In Malta, that number is 80 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 11.1% less likely to be obese


In Libya, 32.5% of adults are obese. In Malta, that number is 28.9% of people.

Economy

make 4.2 times more money


Libya has a GDP per capita of $10,000, while in Malta, the GDP per capita is $42,000.

be 85.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Libya, 30.0% of adults are unemployed. In Malta, that number is 4.4%.

spend 3.5 times more on taxes


Libya has a top tax rate of 10.0%. In Malta, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

Life

be 67.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Libya, approximately 10.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Malta, on the other hand, 3.5 children do.

have 42.3% less children


In Libya, there are approximately 17.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Malta, there are 10.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.8 times more likely to have internet access


In Libya, approximately 20.3% of the population has internet access. In Malta, about 77.3% do.

be 83.8% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Libya, approximately 54% of people have improved drinking water access (54% in urban areas, and 55% in rural areas). In Malta, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 94.0% more on healthcare


Libya spends 5.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Malta, that number is 9.7% of GDP.

Geography

see 88.9% less coastline


Libya has a total of 1,770 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 Libya? 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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