Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Malta instead of Timor-Leste, you would:

Health

live 12.1 years longer


In Timor-Leste, the average life expectancy is 68 years (67 years for men, 70 years for women). In Malta, that number is 80 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 7.6 times more likely to be obese


In Timor-Leste, 3.8% of adults are obese. In Malta, that number is 28.9% of people.

Economy

make 7.8 times more money


Timor-Leste has a GDP per capita of $5,400, while in Malta, the GDP per capita is $42,000.

be 61.0% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Timor-Leste, 41.8% live below the poverty line. In Malta, however, that number is 16.3%.

Life

be 95.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In Timor-Leste, approximately 215.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Malta, 9.0 women do.

be 39.9% more likely to be literate


In Timor-Leste, the literacy rate is 67.5%. In Malta, it is 94.4%.

be 90.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Timor-Leste, approximately 35.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Malta, on the other hand, 3.5 children do.

have 69.8% fewer children


In Timor-Leste, there are approximately 33.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Malta, there are 10.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 2.4 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Timor-Leste, 42% of the population has electricity access. In Malta, 100% of the population do.

be 3.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Timor-Leste, approximately 25.2% of the population has internet access. In Malta, about 77.3% do.

be 39.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Timor-Leste, approximately 72% of people have improved drinking water access (95% in urban areas, and 60% in rural areas). In Malta, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 6.5 times more on healthcare


Timor-Leste spends 1.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Malta, that number is 9.7% of GDP.

Geography

see 72.1% less coastline


Timor-Leste has a total of 706 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 Timor-Leste? 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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