Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.9 years longer


In Paraguay, the average life expectancy is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 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 42.4% more likely to be obese


In Paraguay, 20.3% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Malta, that number is 28.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 3.3 times more money


Paraguay has a GDP per capita of $12,800 as of 2017, while in Malta, the GDP per capita is $41,900 as of 2017.

be 19.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Paraguay, 5.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Malta, that number is 4.6% as of 2017.

be 26.6% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Paraguay, 22.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Malta, however, that number is 16.3% as of 2015.

Life

be 92.9% less likely to die during childbirth


In Paraguay, approximately 84.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Malta, 6.0 women do as of 2017.

be 72.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Paraguay, approximately 16.9 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 40.4% fewer children


In Paraguay, there are approximately 16.6 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 25.3% more likely to have internet access


In Paraguay, approximately 65.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Malta, about 81.4% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 55.9% more on education


Paraguay spends 3.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Malta spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

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 Paraguay? 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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