Quality of Life Comparison


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


spend 22.2% less on taxes

Taiwan has a top tax rate of 45.0%. In Malta, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

make 16.5% less money

Taiwan has a GDP per capita of $50,300, while in Malta, the GDP per capita is $42,000.

be 15.8% more likely to be unemployed

In Taiwan, 3.8% of adults are unemployed. In Malta, that number is 4.4%.

be 10.9 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Taiwan, 1.5% live below the poverty line. In Malta, however, that number is 16.3%.


be 18.6% less likely to die during infancy

In Taiwan, approximately 4.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Malta, on the other hand, 3.5 children do.

have 21.7% more children

In Taiwan, there are approximately 8.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Malta, there are 10.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 12.2% less likely to have internet access

In Taiwan, approximately 88.0% of the population has internet access. In Malta, about 77.3% do.


see 87.4% less coastline

Taiwan has a total of 1,566 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 Taiwan? See an in-depth size comparison.

The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Taxation Administration, Ministry of Finance, R.O.C., Government of Malta - Inland Revenue.


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