Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Australia instead of Malaysia, you would:
live 6.8 years longer
In Malaysia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020. In Australia, that number is 83 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.
be 85.9% more likely to be obese
In Malaysia, 15.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Australia, that number is 29.0% of people as of 2016.
make 73.2% more money
Malaysia has a GDP per capita of $29,100 as of 2017, while in Australia, the GDP per capita is $50,400 as of 2017.
be 64.7% more likely to be unemployed
In Malaysia, 3.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Australia, that number is 5.6% as of 2017.
pay a 60.7% higher top tax rate
Malaysia has a top tax rate of 28.0% as of 2016. In Australia, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.
be 79.3% less likely to die during childbirth
In Malaysia, approximately 29.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Australia, 6.0 women do as of 2017.
be 72.8% less likely to die during infancy
In Malaysia, approximately 11.4 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Australia, on the other hand, 3.1 children do as of 2020.
have 32.2% fewer children
In Malaysia, there are approximately 18.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Australia, there are 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
spend 12.8% more on education
Malaysia spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Australia spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 5.5 times more coastline
Malaysia has a total of 4,675 km of coastline. In Australia, that number is 25,760 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia, Australian Taxation Office.
Australia: At a glance
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