Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 5.5 years longer

In Lithuania, the average life expectancy is 75 years (70 years for men, 81 years for women). In Malta, that number is 80 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).


make 30.0% more money

Lithuania has a GDP per capita of $32,300, while in Malta, the GDP per capita is $42,000.

be 37.1% less likely to be unemployed

In Lithuania, 7.0% of adults are unemployed. In Malta, that number is 4.4%.

be 26.6% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Lithuania, 22.2% live below the poverty line. In Malta, however, that number is 16.3%.

spend 2.3 times more on taxes

Lithuania has a top tax rate of 15.0%. In Malta, the top tax rate is 35.0%.


spend 60.0% more on education

Lithuania spends 4.5% of its total GDP on education. Malta spends 7.2% of total GDP on education.

spend 47.0% more on healthcare

Lithuania spends 6.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Malta, that number is 9.7% of GDP.


see 2.2 times more coastline

Lithuania has a total of 90 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 Lithuania? See an in-depth size comparison.

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


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