Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.9 years longer


In Malaysia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020. In Malta, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.

be 85.3% more likely to be obese


In Malaysia, 15.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Malta, that number is 28.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 44.0% more money


Malaysia has a GDP per capita of $29,100 as of 2017, while in Malta, the GDP per capita is $41,900 as of 2017.

be 35.3% more likely to be unemployed


In Malaysia, 3.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Malta, that number is 4.6% as of 2017.

be 4.3 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Malaysia, 3.8% live below the poverty line as of 2009. In Malta, however, that number is 16.3% as of 2015.

pay a 25.0% higher top tax rate


Malaysia has a top tax rate of 28.0% 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 Malaysia, approximately 29.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Malta, 6.0 women do as of 2017.

be 59.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Malaysia, approximately 11.4 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 45.9% fewer children


In Malaysia, there are approximately 18.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Malta, there are 9.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 12.8% more on education


Malaysia spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Malta spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

see 95.8% less coastline


Malaysia has a total of 4,675 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 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, Government of Malta - Inland Revenue.

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