Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Marshall Islands instead of Malta, you would:


live 8.7 years less

In Malta, the average life expectancy is 83 years (81 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020. In Marshall Islands, that number is 74 years (72 years for men, 76 years for women) as of 2020.

be 83.0% more likely to be obese

In Malta, 28.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Marshall Islands, that number is 52.9% of people as of 2016.


make 91.4% less money

Malta has a GDP per capita of $41,900 as of 2017, while in Marshall Islands, the GDP per capita is $3,600 as of 2017.

be 7.8 times more likely to be unemployed

In Malta, 4.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Marshall Islands, that number is 36.0% as of 2006.


have 2.3 times more children

In Malta, there are approximately 9.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Marshall Islands, there are 22.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 3.8 times more likely to die during infancy

In Malta, approximately 4.6 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Marshall Islands, on the other hand, 17.4 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 52.5% less likely to have internet access

In Malta, approximately 81.4% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Marshall Islands, about 38.7% do as of 2018.


see 88.2% more coastline

Malta has a total of 197 km of coastline. In Marshall Islands, that number is 370 km.

Marshall Islands: At a glance

Marshall Islands (sometimes abbreviated RMI) is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 181 sq km. After almost four decades under US administration as the easternmost part of the UN Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, the Marshall Islands attained independence in 1986 under a Compact of Free Association. Compensation claims continue as a result of US nuclear testing on some of the atolls between 1947 and 1962. The Marshall Islands hosts the US Army Kwajalein Atoll (USAKA) Reagan Missile Test Site, a key installation in the US missile defense network.

How big is Marshall Islands 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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