Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 1.7 years longer

In Panama, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women). In Malta, that number is 80 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 27.3% more likely to be obese

In Panama, 22.7% of adults are obese. In Malta, that number is 28.9% of people.


make 65.4% more money

Panama has a GDP per capita of $25,400, while in Malta, the GDP per capita is $42,000.

be 20.0% less likely to be unemployed

In Panama, 5.5% of adults are unemployed. In Malta, that number is 4.4%.

be 29.1% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Panama, 23.0% live below the poverty line. In Malta, however, that number is 16.3%.

spend 40.0% more on taxes

Panama has a top tax rate of 25.0%. In Malta, the top tax rate is 35.0%.


be 90.4% less likely to die during childbirth

In Panama, approximately 94.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Malta, 9.0 women do.

be 64.6% less likely to die during infancy

In Panama, approximately 9.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Malta, on the other hand, 3.5 children do.

have 43.6% less children

In Panama, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Malta, there are 10.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 43.1% more likely to have internet access

In Panama, approximately 54.0% of the population has internet access. In Malta, about 77.3% do.


spend 2.2 times more on education

Panama spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education. Malta spends 7.2% of total GDP on education.

spend 21.2% more on healthcare

Panama spends 8.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Malta, that number is 9.7% of GDP.


see 92.1% less coastline

Panama has a total of 2,490 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 Panama? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, General Directorate of Revenues, Panama, Government of Malta - Inland Revenue.


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