Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 77.2% less likely to be obese

In Malta, 28.9% of adults are obese. In Sudan, that number is 6.6% of people.

live 16.1 years less

In Malta, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women). In Sudan, that number is 64 years (62 years for men, 67 years for women).


spend 57.1% less on taxes

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

make 89.0% less money

Malta has a GDP per capita of $42,000, while in Sudan, the GDP per capita is $4,600.

be 4.5 times more likely to be unemployed

In Malta, 4.4% of adults are unemployed. In Sudan, that number is 19.6%.

be 2.9 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Malta, 16.3% live below the poverty line. In Sudan, however, that number is 46.5%.


have 2.8 times more children

In Malta, there are approximately 10.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Sudan, there are 27.9 babies per 1,000 people.

be 34.6 times more likely to die during childbirth

In Malta, approximately 9.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Sudan, 311.0 women do.

be 19.6% less likely to be literate

In Malta, the literacy rate is 94.4%. In Sudan, it is 75.9%.

be 13.9 times more likely to die during infancy

In Malta, approximately 3.5 children die before they reach the age of one. In Sudan, on the other hand, 48.8 children do.

Basic Needs

be 65.0% less likely to have access to electricity

In Malta, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Sudan, 35% of the population do.

be 63.8% less likely to have internet access

In Malta, approximately 77.3% of the population has internet access. In Sudan, about 28.0% do.

be 44.5% less likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Malta, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas). In Sudan, that number is 56% of people on average (66% in urban areas, and 50% in rural areas).


spend 69.4% less on education

Malta spends 7.2% of its total GDP on education. Sudan spends 2.2% of total GDP on education.

spend 13.4% less on healthcare

Malta spends 9.7% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Sudan, that number is 8.4% of GDP.


see 4.3 times more coastline

Malta has a total of 197 km of coastline. In Sudan, that number is 853 km.

Sudan: At a glance

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

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


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