Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 3.2 years longer

In Slovakia, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women). In Malta, that number is 80 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 41.0% more likely to be obese

In Slovakia, 20.5% of adults are obese. In Malta, that number is 28.9% of people.


make 27.3% more money

Slovakia has a GDP per capita of $33,000, while in Malta, the GDP per capita is $42,000.

be 45.7% less likely to be unemployed

In Slovakia, 8.1% of adults are unemployed. In Malta, that number is 4.4%.

be 32.5% more likely to be live below the poverty line

In Slovakia, 12.3% live below the poverty line. In Malta, however, that number is 16.3%.

spend 40.0% more on taxes

Slovakia has a top tax rate of 25.0%. In Malta, the top tax rate is 35.0%.


be 31.4% less likely to die during infancy

In Slovakia, approximately 5.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Malta, on the other hand, 3.5 children do.

be 50.0% more likely to die during childbirth

In Slovakia, approximately 6.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Malta, 9.0 women do.


spend 56.5% more on education

Slovakia spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education. Malta spends 7.2% of total GDP on education.

spend 19.8% more on healthcare

Slovakia spends 8.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Malta, that number is 9.7% of GDP.

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 Slovakia? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Government of Malta - Inland Revenue, Tax Directorate, Slovakia.


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