Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 6.5 years longer

In Peru, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 76 years for women). In Malta, that number is 80 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 46.7% more likely to be obese

In Peru, 19.7% of adults are obese. In Malta, that number is 28.9% of people.


make 3.2 times more money

Peru has a GDP per capita of $13,300, while in Malta, the GDP per capita is $42,000.

be 34.3% less likely to be unemployed

In Peru, 6.7% of adults are unemployed. In Malta, that number is 4.4%.

be 28.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Peru, 22.7% live below the poverty line. In Malta, however, that number is 16.3%.

spend 16.7% more on taxes

Peru has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Malta, the top tax rate is 35.0%.


be 86.8% less likely to die during childbirth

In Peru, approximately 68.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Malta, 9.0 women do.

be 81.0% less likely to die during infancy

In Peru, approximately 18.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Malta, on the other hand, 3.5 children do.

have 43.3% fewer children

In Peru, there are approximately 17.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Malta, there are 10.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 69.9% more likely to have internet access

In Peru, approximately 45.5% of the population has internet access. In Malta, about 77.3% do.

be 15.3% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Peru, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (91% in urban areas, and 69% in rural areas). In Malta, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).


spend 89.5% more on education

Peru spends 3.8% of its total GDP on education. Malta spends 7.2% of total GDP on education.

spend 76.4% more on healthcare

Peru spends 5.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Malta, that number is 9.7% of GDP.


see 91.8% less coastline

Peru has a total of 2,414 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 Peru? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Superintendencia Nacional de Aduanas y de Administración Tributaria, Government of Malta - Inland Revenue.


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