Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 4.5 years longer


In Poland, the average life expectancy is 78 years (74 years for men, 82 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 25.1% more likely to be obese


In Poland, 23.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Malta, that number is 28.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 41.6% more money


Poland has a GDP per capita of $29,600 as of 2017, while in Malta, the GDP per capita is $41,900 as of 2017.

Life

have 11.2% more children


In Poland, there are approximately 8.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Malta, there are 9.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 3.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Poland, approximately 2.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Malta, 6.0 women do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 15.2% more on education


Poland spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Malta spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

see 55.3% less coastline


Poland has a total of 440 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 Poland? 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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