Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 90.9% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Thailand, 1.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Malta, that number is 0.1% of people as of 2016.

live 7.2 years longer


In Thailand, the average life expectancy is 76 years (72 years for men, 79 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 2.9 times more likely to be obese


In Thailand, 10.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Malta, that number is 28.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 2.3 times more money


Thailand has a GDP per capita of $17,900 as of 2017, while in Malta, the GDP per capita is $41,900 as of 2017.

be 6.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Thailand, 0.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Malta, that number is 4.6% as of 2017.

be 2.3 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Thailand, 7.2% live below the poverty line as of 2015. In Malta, however, that number is 16.3% as of 2015.

Life

be 83.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In Thailand, approximately 37.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Malta, 6.0 women do as of 2017.

be 46.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Thailand, approximately 8.6 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Malta, on the other hand, 4.6 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 43.3% more likely to have internet access


In Thailand, approximately 56.8% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Malta, about 81.4% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 29.3% more on education


Thailand spends 4.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Malta spends 5.3% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

see 93.9% less coastline


Thailand has a total of 3,219 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 Thailand? 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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