Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 1.8 years longer

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

be 21.8% less likely to be obese

In Malta, 28.9% of adults are obese. In Luxembourg, that number is 22.6% of people.


make 2.5 times more money

Malta has a GDP per capita of $42,000, while in Luxembourg, the GDP per capita is $106,300.

be 38.6% more likely to be unemployed

In Malta, 4.4% of adults are unemployed. In Luxembourg, that number is 6.1%.

spend 24.6% more on taxes

Malta has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Luxembourg, the top tax rate is 43.6%.


have 13.9% more children

In Malta, there are approximately 10.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Luxembourg, there are 11.5 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 26.1% more likely to have internet access

In Malta, approximately 77.3% of the population has internet access. In Luxembourg, about 97.5% do.


spend 44.4% less on education

Malta spends 7.2% of its total GDP on education. Luxembourg spends 4.0% of total GDP on education.

spend 32.0% less on healthcare

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

Luxembourg: At a glance

Luxembourg is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 2,586 sq km. Founded in 963, Luxembourg became a grand duchy in 1815 and an independent state under the Netherlands. It lost more than half of its territory to Belgium in 1839 but gained a larger measure of autonomy. Full independence was attained in 1867. Overrun by Germany in both world wars, it ended its neutrality in 1948 when it entered into the Benelux Customs Union and when it joined NATO the following year. In 1957, Luxembourg became one of the six founding countries of the European Economic Community (later the European Union), and in 1999 it joined the euro currency area. In January 2013, Luxembourg assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2013-14 term.

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

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Administration des Contributions Directes, The World Factbook, Government of Malta - Inland Revenue.


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