Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 12.4 years longer

In Pakistan, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 70 years for women). In Malta, that number is 80 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 3.4 times more likely to be obese

In Pakistan, 8.6% of adults are obese. In Malta, that number is 28.9% of people.


make 7.8 times more money

Pakistan has a GDP per capita of $5,400, while in Malta, the GDP per capita is $42,000.

be 26.7% less likely to be unemployed

In Pakistan, 6.0% of adults are unemployed. In Malta, that number is 4.4%.

spend 75.0% more on taxes

Pakistan has a top tax rate of 20.0%. In Malta, the top tax rate is 35.0%.


be 94.9% less likely to die during childbirth

In Pakistan, approximately 178.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Malta, 9.0 women do.

be 63.0% more likely to be literate

In Pakistan, the literacy rate is 57.9%. In Malta, it is 94.4%.

be 93.3% less likely to die during infancy

In Pakistan, approximately 52.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Malta, on the other hand, 3.5 children do.

have 53.9% fewer children

In Pakistan, there are approximately 21.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Malta, there are 10.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 37.0% more likely to have access to electricity

In Pakistan, 73% of the population has electricity access. In Malta, 100% of the population do.

be 5.0 times more likely to have internet access

In Pakistan, approximately 15.5% of the population has internet access. In Malta, about 77.3% do.


spend 2.6 times more on education

Pakistan spends 2.8% of its total GDP on education. Malta spends 7.2% of total GDP on education.

spend 3.7 times more on healthcare

Pakistan spends 2.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Malta, that number is 9.7% of GDP.


see 81.2% less coastline

Pakistan has a total of 1,046 km of coastline. In Malta, that number is 197 km.

Malta: At a glance

Malta is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 316 sq km. Great Britain formally acquired possession of Malta in 1814. The island staunchly supported the UK through both world wars and remained in the Commonwealth when it became independent in 1964; a decade later it declared itself a republic. Since about the mid-1980s, the island has transformed itself into a freight transshipment point, a financial center, and a tourist destination. Malta became an EU member in May 2004 and began using the euro as currency in 2008.

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

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


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