Quality of Life Comparison


If you lived in Malaysia instead of Saint Martin, you would:


live 4.3 years less

In Saint Martin, the average life expectancy is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2020. In Malaysia, that number is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2020.


make 50.8% more money

Saint Martin has a GDP per capita of $19,300 as of 2005, while in Malaysia, the GDP per capita is $29,100 as of 2017.


have 28.0% more children

In Saint Martin, there are approximately 14.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Malaysia, there are 18.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 2.0 times more likely to die during infancy

In Saint Martin, approximately 5.6 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Malaysia, on the other hand, 11.4 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 38.9% more likely to have access to electricity

In Saint Martin, approximately 72% of the population has electricity access as of 2016. In Malaysia, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 23.2 times more likely to have internet access

In Saint Martin, approximately 3.5% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Malaysia, about 81.2% do as of 2018.


see 79.4 times more coastline

Saint Martin has a total of 59 km of coastline. In Malaysia, that number is 4,675 km.

Malaysia: At a glance

Malaysia is a sovereign country in East/Southeast Asia, with a total land area of approximately 328,657 sq km. During the late 18th and 19th centuries, Great Britain established colonies and protectorates in the area of current Malaysia; these were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945. In 1948, the British-ruled territories on the Malay Peninsula except Singapore formed the Federation of Malaya, which became independent in 1957. Malaysia was formed in 1963 when the former British colonies of Singapore, as well as Sabah and Sarawak on the northern coast of Borneo, joined the Federation. The first several years of the country's independence were marred by a communist insurgency, Indonesian confrontation with Malaysia, Philippine claims to Sabah, and Singapore's withdrawal in 1965. During the 22-year term of Prime Minister MAHATHIR bin Mohamad (1981-2003), Malaysia was successful in diversifying its economy from dependence on exports of raw materials to the development of manufacturing, services, and tourism. Prime Minister Mohamed NAJIB bin Abdul Razak (in office since April 2009) has continued these pro-business policies and has introduced some civil reforms.

How big is Malaysia compared to Saint Martin? 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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