Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 22.8% less likely to be obese


In Malta, 28.9% of adults are obese. In Germany, that number is 22.3% of people.

Economy

make 20.0% more money


Malta has a GDP per capita of $42,000, while in Germany, the GDP per capita is $50,400.

be 13.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Malta, 4.4% of adults are unemployed. In Germany, that number is 3.8%.

spend 35.7% more on taxes


Malta has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Germany, the top tax rate is 47.5%.

Life

be 33.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Malta, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Germany, 6.0 women do.

have 14.9% less children


In Malta, there are approximately 10.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Germany, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 15.9% more likely to have internet access


In Malta, approximately 77.3% of the population has internet access. In Germany, about 89.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 31.9% less on education


Malta spends 7.2% of its total GDP on education. Germany spends 4.9% of total GDP on education.

spend 16.5% more on healthcare


Malta spends 9.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Germany, that number is 11.3% of GDP.

Geography

see 12.1 times more coastline


Malta has a total of 197 km of coastline. In Germany, that number is 2,389 km.

Germany: At a glance

Germany is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 348,672 sq km. As Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation (after Russia), Germany is a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945. With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR). The democratic FRG embedded itself in key Western economic and security organizations, the EC, which became the EU, and NATO, while the communist GDR was on the front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990. Since then, Germany has expended considerable funds to bring Eastern productivity and wages up to Western standards. In January 1999, Germany and 10 other EU countries introduced a common European exchange currency, the euro.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt), Government of Malta - Inland Revenue.

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