Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 68.6% more likely to be obese


In Malaysia, 15.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Lithuania, that number is 26.3% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 11.3% more money


Malaysia has a GDP per capita of $29,100 as of 2017, while in Lithuania, the GDP per capita is $32,400 as of 2017.

pay a 46.4% lower top tax rate


Malaysia has a top tax rate of 28.0% as of 2016. In Lithuania, the top tax rate is 15.0% as of 2016.

be 2.1 times more likely to be unemployed


In Malaysia, 3.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Lithuania, that number is 7.1% as of 2017.

be 5.8 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Malaysia, 3.8% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Lithuania, however, that number is 22.2% as of 2015.

Life

be 82.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In Malaysia, approximately 29.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Lithuania, 5.0 women do as of 2017.

be 66.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Malaysia, approximately 11.4 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Lithuania, on the other hand, 3.8 children do as of 2020.

have 48.1% fewer children


In Malaysia, there are approximately 18.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Lithuania, there are 9.5 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 10.6% less on education


Malaysia spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Lithuania spends 4.2% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

see 98.1% less coastline


Malaysia has a total of 4,675 km of coastline. In Lithuania, that number is 90 km.

Lithuania: At a glance

Lithuania is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 62,680 sq km. Lithuanian lands were united under MINDAUGAS in 1236; over the next century, through alliances and conquest, Lithuania extended its territory to include most of present-day Belarus and Ukraine. By the end of the 14th century Lithuania was the largest state in Europe. An alliance with Poland in 1386 led the two countries into a union through the person of a common ruler. In 1569, Lithuania and Poland formally united into a single dual state, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. This entity survived until 1795 when its remnants were partitioned by surrounding countries. Lithuania regained its independence following World War I but was annexed by the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US and many other countries. On 11 March 1990, Lithuania became the first of the Soviet republics to declare its independence, but Moscow did not recognize this proclamation until September of 1991 (following the abortive coup in Moscow). The last Russian troops withdrew in 1993. Lithuania subsequently restructured its economy for integration into Western European institutions; it joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004. In January 2014, Lithuania assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2014-15 term.

How big is Lithuania compared to Malaysia? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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