Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.2 years less


In Malta, the average life expectancy is 83 years (81 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020. In Taiwan, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 20.5% more money


Malta has a GDP per capita of $41,900 as of 2017, while in Taiwan, the GDP per capita is $50,500 as of 2017.

be 17.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Malta, 4.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Taiwan, that number is 3.8% as of 2017.

be 90.8% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Malta, 16.3% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Taiwan, however, that number is 1.5% as of 2012.

pay a 28.6% higher top tax rate


Malta has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Taiwan, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.

Life

have 19.2% fewer children


In Malta, there are approximately 9.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Taiwan, there are 8.0 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 14.0% more likely to have internet access


In Malta, approximately 81.4% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Taiwan, about 92.8% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 8.0 times more coastline


Malta has a total of 197 km of coastline. In Taiwan, that number is 1,566 km.

Taiwan: At a glance

Taiwan is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 32,260 sq km. In 1895, military defeat forced China's Qing Dynasty to cede Taiwan to Japan. Taiwan came under Chinese Nationalist control after World War II. Following the communist victory on the mainland in 1949, 2 million Nationalists fled to Taiwan and established a government using the 1947 constitution drawn up for all of China. Beginning in the 1950s, the ruling authorities gradually democratized and incorporated the local population within the governing structure. This process expanded rapidly in the 1980s. In 2000, Taiwan underwent its first peaceful transfer of power from the Nationalist (Kuomintang or KMT) to the Democratic Progressive Party. Throughout this period, the island prospered and became one of East Asia's economic "Tigers." The dominant political issues continue to be management of sensitive relations between Taiwan and China - specifically the question of Taiwan's eventual status - as well as domestic priorities for economic reform and growth.

How big is Taiwan 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, Taxation Administration, Ministry of Finance, R.O.C..

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