Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in United Kingdom instead of Malta, you would:

Economy

spend 28.6% more on taxes


Malta has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In United Kingdom, the top tax rate is 45.0%.

Life

have 19.8% more children


In Malta, there are approximately 10.1 babies per 1,000 people. In United Kingdom, there are 12.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 22.9% more likely to die during infancy


In Malta, approximately 3.5 children die before they reach the age of one. In United Kingdom, on the other hand, 4.3 children do.

Basic Needs

be 22.6% more likely to have internet access


In Malta, approximately 77.3% of the population has internet access. In United Kingdom, about 94.8% do.

Expenditures

spend 22.2% less on education


Malta spends 7.2% of its total GDP on education. United Kingdom spends 5.6% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 63.2 times more coastline


Malta has a total of 197 km of coastline. In United Kingdom, that number is 12,429 km.

United Kingdom: At a glance

United Kingdom (sometimes abbreviated UK) is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 241,930 sq km. The United Kingdom has historically played a leading role in developing parliamentary democracy and in advancing literature and science. At its zenith in the 19th century, the British Empire stretched over one-fourth of the earth's surface. The first half of the 20th century saw the UK's strength seriously depleted in two world wars and the Irish Republic's withdrawal from the union. The second half witnessed the dismantling of the Empire and the UK rebuilding itself into a modern and prosperous European nation. As one of five permanent members of the UN Security Council and a founding member of NATO and the Commonwealth, the UK pursues a global approach to foreign policy. The UK is also an active member of the EU, although it chose to remain outside the Economic and Monetary Union. The Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales, and the Northern Ireland Assembly were established in 1999. The latter was suspended until May 2007 due to wrangling over the peace process, but devolution was fully completed in March 2010.

How big is United Kingdom 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, HM Revenue & Customs.

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