Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.5 years less


In Malta, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women). In Samoa, that number is 74 years (71 years for men, 77 years for women).

be 63.7% more likely to be obese


In Malta, 28.9% of adults are obese. In Samoa, that number is 47.3% of people.

Economy

spend 22.9% less on taxes


Malta has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Samoa, the top tax rate is 27.0%.

make 86.4% less money


Malta has a GDP per capita of $42,000, while in Samoa, the GDP per capita is $5,700.

Life

have 2.0 times more children


In Malta, there are approximately 10.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Samoa, there are 20.4 babies per 1,000 people.

be 5.7 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Malta, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Samoa, 51.0 women do.

be 5.3 times more likely to die during infancy


In Malta, approximately 3.5 children die before they reach the age of one. In Samoa, on the other hand, 18.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 62.0% less likely to have internet access


In Malta, approximately 77.3% of the population has internet access. In Samoa, about 29.4% do.

Expenditures

spend 43.1% less on education


Malta spends 7.2% of its total GDP on education. Samoa spends 4.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 25.8% less on healthcare


Malta spends 9.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Samoa, that number is 7.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 2.0 times more coastline


Malta has a total of 197 km of coastline. In Samoa, that number is 403 km.

Samoa: At a glance

Samoa is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 2,821 sq km. New Zealand occupied the German protectorate of Western Samoa at the outbreak of World War I in 1914. It continued to administer the islands as a mandate and then as a trust territory until 1962, when the islands became the first Polynesian nation to reestablish independence in the 20th century. The country dropped the "Western" from its name in 1997.

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


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

question_answer HAVE A QUESTION? ASK THE COMMUNITY

Join the Elsewhere community and ask a question about Samoa. It's a free, question-and-answer based forum to discuss what life is like in countries and cities around the world.

Share this