Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 26.3% less likely to be obese


In Malta, 28.9% of adults are obese. In Grenada, that number is 21.3% of people.

live 6.0 years less


In Malta, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women). In Grenada, that number is 74 years (72 years for men, 77 years for women).

Economy

make 64.5% less money


Malta has a GDP per capita of $42,000, while in Grenada, the GDP per capita is $14,900.

be 5.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In Malta, 4.4% of adults are unemployed. In Grenada, that number is 24.0%.

be 2.3 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Malta, 16.3% live below the poverty line. In Grenada, however, that number is 38.0%.

Life

have 53.5% more children


In Malta, there are approximately 10.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Grenada, there are 15.5 babies per 1,000 people.

be 3.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Malta, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Grenada, 27.0 women do.

be 2.8 times more likely to die during infancy


In Malta, approximately 3.5 children die before they reach the age of one. In Grenada, on the other hand, 9.7 children do.

Basic Needs

be 27.7% less likely to have internet access


In Malta, approximately 77.3% of the population has internet access. In Grenada, about 55.9% do.

Expenditures

spend 37.1% less on healthcare


Malta spends 9.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Grenada, that number is 6.1% of GDP.

spend 43.1% more on education


Malta spends 7.2% of its total GDP on education. Grenada spends 10.3% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 38.5% less coastline


Malta has a total of 197 km of coastline. In Grenada, that number is 121 km.

Grenada: At a glance

Grenada is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 344 sq km. Carib Indians inhabited Grenada when Christopher COLUMBUS discovered the island in 1498, but it remained uncolonized for more than a century. The French settled Grenada in the 17th century, established sugar estates, and imported large numbers of African slaves. Britain took the island in 1762 and vigorously expanded sugar production. In the 19th century, cacao eventually surpassed sugar as the main export crop; in the 20th century, nutmeg became the leading export. In 1967, Britain gave Grenada autonomy over its internal affairs. Full independence was attained in 1974 making Grenada one of the smallest independent countries in the Western Hemisphere. Grenada was seized by a Marxist military council on 19 October 1983. Six days later the island was invaded by US forces and those of six other Caribbean nations, which quickly captured the ringleaders and their hundreds of Cuban advisers. Free elections were reinstituted the following year and have continued since that time.

How big is Grenada 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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