Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.8 years longer


In Romania, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 80 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 28.4% more likely to be obese


In Romania, 22.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Malta, that number is 28.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 70.3% more money


Romania has a GDP per capita of $24,600 as of 2017, while in Malta, the GDP per capita is $41,900 as of 2017.

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


In Romania, 22.4% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In Malta, however, that number is 16.3% as of 2015.

pay a 2.2 times higher top tax rate


Romania has a top tax rate of 16.0% as of 2016. In Malta, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 68.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In Romania, approximately 19.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Malta, 6.0 women do as of 2017.

be 47.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Romania, approximately 8.7 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 16.5% more children


In Romania, there are approximately 8.5 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 15.2% more likely to have internet access


In Romania, approximately 70.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Malta, about 81.4% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 71.0% more on education


Romania spends 3.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Malta spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

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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