Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Malta instead of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, you would:

Health

live 5.0 years longer


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women). In Malta, that number is 80 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 21.9% more likely to be obese


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 23.7% of adults are obese. In Malta, that number is 28.9% of people.

Economy

make 3.7 times more money


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Malta, the GDP per capita is $42,000.

be 76.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 18.8% of adults are unemployed. In Malta, that number is 4.4%.

Life

be 80.0% less likely to die during childbirth


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, approximately 45.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Malta, 9.0 women do.

be 70.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Malta, on the other hand, 3.5 children do.

have 23.5% less children


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, there are approximately 13.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Malta, there are 10.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 31.6% more likely to have access to electricity


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 76% of the population has electricity access. In Malta, 100% of the population do.

be 49.2% more likely to have internet access


In Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, approximately 51.8% of the population has internet access. In Malta, about 77.3% do.

Expenditures

spend 24.1% more on education


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines spends 5.8% of its total GDP on education. Malta spends 7.2% of total GDP on education.

spend 12.8% more on healthcare


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines spends 8.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Malta, that number is 9.7% of GDP.

Geography

see 2.3 times more coastline


Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has a total of 84 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 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines? 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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