Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.5 years less


In Malta, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women). In Lithuania, that number is 75 years (70 years for men, 81 years for women).

Economy

spend 57.1% less on taxes


Malta has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Lithuania, the top tax rate is 15.0%.

make 23.1% less money


Malta has a GDP per capita of $42,000, while in Lithuania, the GDP per capita is $32,300.

be 59.1% more likely to be unemployed


In Malta, 4.4% of adults are unemployed. In Lithuania, that number is 7.0%.

be 36.2% more likely to be live below the poverty line


In Malta, 16.3% live below the poverty line. In Lithuania, however, that number is 22.2%.

Expenditures

spend 37.5% less on education


Malta spends 7.2% of its total GDP on education. Lithuania spends 4.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 32.0% less on healthcare


Malta spends 9.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Lithuania, that number is 6.6% of GDP.

Geography

see 54.3% less coastline


Malta has a total of 197 km of coastline. In Lithuania, that number is 90 km.

Lithuania: At a glance

Lithuania is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 62,680 sq km. Lithuanian lands were united under MINDAUGAS in 1236; over the next century, through alliances and conquest, Lithuania extended its territory to include most of present-day Belarus and Ukraine. By the end of the 14th century Lithuania was the largest state in Europe. An alliance with Poland in 1386 led the two countries into a union through the person of a common ruler. In 1569, Lithuania and Poland formally united into a single dual state, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. This entity survived until 1795 when its remnants were partitioned by surrounding countries. Lithuania regained its independence following World War I but was annexed by the USSR in 1940 - an action never recognized by the US and many other countries. On 11 March 1990, Lithuania became the first of the Soviet republics to declare its independence, but Moscow did not recognize this proclamation until September of 1991 (following the abortive coup in Moscow). The last Russian troops withdrew in 1993. Lithuania subsequently restructured its economy for integration into Western European institutions; it joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004. In January 2014, Lithuania assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2014-15 term.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, State Tax Inspectorate, Government of Malta - Inland Revenue.

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