Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 8.7 years longer


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 78 years for women) as of 2020. In Malta, that number is 83 years (81 years for men, 85 years for women) as of 2020.

be 47.7% less likely to be obese


In Palau, 55.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Malta, that number is 28.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 2.9 times more money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $14,700 as of 2017, while in Malta, the GDP per capita is $41,900 as of 2017.

be 34.5% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Palau, 24.9% live below the poverty line as of 2006. In Malta, however, that number is 16.3% as of 2015.

be 2.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Malta, that number is 4.6% as of 2017.

Life

be 53.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Palau, approximately 9.8 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Malta, on the other hand, 4.6 children do as of 2020.

have 12.4% fewer children


In Palau, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Malta, there are 9.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 2.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Malta, about 81.4% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 87.0% less coastline


Palau has a total of 1,519 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 Palau? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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