Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.0 years longer


In Slovakia, the average life expectancy is 78 years (74 years for men, 82 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 41.0% more likely to be obese


In Slovakia, 20.5% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Malta, that number is 28.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 26.6% more money


Slovakia has a GDP per capita of $33,100 as of 2017, while in Malta, the GDP per capita is $41,900 as of 2017.

be 43.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Slovakia, 8.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Malta, that number is 4.6% as of 2017.

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


In Slovakia, 12.3% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Malta, however, that number is 16.3% as of 2015.

pay a 40.0% higher top tax rate


Slovakia has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In Malta, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 20.0% more likely to die during childbirth


In Slovakia, approximately 5.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Malta, 6.0 women do as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 35.9% more on education


Slovakia spends 3.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2016. Malta spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

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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