Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 1.4 years longer

In Malta, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women). In Canada, that number is 82 years (79 years for men, 85 years for women).


make 15.0% more money

Malta has a GDP per capita of $42,000, while in Canada, the GDP per capita is $48,300.

be 42.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Malta, 16.3% live below the poverty line. In Canada, however, that number is 9.4%.

be 47.7% more likely to be unemployed

In Malta, 4.4% of adults are unemployed. In Canada, that number is 6.5%.


be 22.2% less likely to die during childbirth

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

be 28.6% more likely to die during infancy

In Malta, approximately 3.5 children die before they reach the age of one. In Canada, on the other hand, 4.5 children do.

Basic Needs

be 16.2% more likely to have internet access

In Malta, approximately 77.3% of the population has internet access. In Canada, about 89.8% do.


spend 26.4% less on education

Malta spends 7.2% of its total GDP on education. Canada spends 5.3% of total GDP on education.


see 1026.8 times more coastline

Malta has a total of 197 km of coastline. In Canada, that number is 202,080 km.

Canada: At a glance

Canada is a sovereign country in North America, with a total land area of approximately 9,093,507 sq km. A land of vast distances and rich natural resources, Canada became a self-governing dominion in 1867 while retaining ties to the British crown. Economically and technologically, the nation has developed in parallel with the US, its neighbor to the south across the world's longest unfortified border. Canada faces the political challenges of meeting public demands for quality improvements in health care, education, social services, and economic competitiveness, as well as responding to the particular concerns of predominantly francophone Quebec. Canada also aims to develop its diverse energy resources while maintaining its commitment to the environment.

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

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.


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