Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 5.1 years longer

In Romania, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 79 years for women). In Malta, that number is 80 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 28.4% more likely to be obese

In Romania, 22.5% of adults are obese. In Malta, that number is 28.9% of people.


make 71.4% more money

Romania has a GDP per capita of $24,500, while in Malta, the GDP per capita is $42,000.

be 17.0% less likely to be unemployed

In Romania, 5.3% of adults are unemployed. In Malta, that number is 4.4%.

be 27.2% less likely to be live below the poverty line

In Romania, 22.4% live below the poverty line. In Malta, however, that number is 16.3%.

spend 2.2 times more on taxes

Romania has a top tax rate of 16.0%. In Malta, the top tax rate is 35.0%.


be 71.0% less likely to die during childbirth

In Romania, approximately 31.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Malta, 9.0 women do.

be 62.8% less likely to die during infancy

In Romania, approximately 9.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Malta, on the other hand, 3.5 children do.

have 13.5% more children

In Romania, there are approximately 8.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Malta, there are 10.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 29.9% more likely to have internet access

In Romania, approximately 59.5% of the population has internet access. In Malta, about 77.3% do.


spend 2.3 times more on education

Romania spends 3.1% of its total GDP on education. Malta spends 7.2% of total GDP on education.

spend 73.2% more on healthcare

Romania spends 5.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Malta, that number is 9.7% of GDP.


see 12.5% less coastline

Romania has a total of 225 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 Romania? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, National Agency for Fiscal Administration (ANAF), Government of Malta - Inland Revenue.


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