Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 23.5% less likely to be obese

In Malta, 28.9% of adults are obese. In Belgium, that number is 22.1% of people.


make 11.0% more money

Malta has a GDP per capita of $42,000, while in Belgium, the GDP per capita is $46,600.

be 65.9% more likely to be unemployed

In Malta, 4.4% of adults are unemployed. In Belgium, that number is 7.3%.

spend 53.4% more on taxes

Malta has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Belgium, the top tax rate is 53.7%.


be 22.2% less likely to die during childbirth

In Malta, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Belgium, 7.0 women do.

have 11.9% more children

In Malta, there are approximately 10.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Belgium, there are 11.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 11.9% more likely to have internet access

In Malta, approximately 77.3% of the population has internet access. In Belgium, about 86.5% do.


see 66.2% less coastline

Malta has a total of 197 km of coastline. In Belgium, that number is 66 km.

Belgium: At a glance

Belgium is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 30,278 sq km. Belgium became independent from the Netherlands in 1830; it was occupied by Germany during World Wars I and II. The country prospered in the past half century as a modern, technologically advanced European state and member of NATO and the EU. Political divisions between the Dutch-speaking Flemings of the north and the French-speaking Walloons of the south have led in recent years to constitutional amendments granting these regions formal recognition and autonomy. Its capital, Brussels, is home to numerous international organizations including the EU and NATO.

How big is Belgium compared to Malta? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Service Public Fédéral Finances, The World Factbook, Government of Malta - Inland Revenue.


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