Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 11.5 years longer

In Turkmenistan, the average life expectancy is 71 years (68 years for men, 74 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 55.4% more likely to be obese

In Turkmenistan, 18.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Malta, that number is 28.9% of people as of 2016.


make 2.3 times more money

Turkmenistan has a GDP per capita of $18,200 as of 2017, while in Malta, the GDP per capita is $41,900 as of 2017.

be 58.2% less likely to be unemployed

In Turkmenistan, 11.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Malta, that number is 4.6% as of 2017.

be 81.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line

In Turkmenistan, 0.2% live below the poverty line as of 2012. In Malta, however, that number is 16.3% as of 2015.


be 85.1% less likely to die during infancy

In Turkmenistan, approximately 30.8 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.

have 45.9% fewer children

In Turkmenistan, there are approximately 18.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Malta, there are 9.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 3.8 times more likely to have internet access

In Turkmenistan, approximately 21.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Malta, about 81.4% do as of 2018.


spend 71.0% more on education

Turkmenistan spends 3.1% of its total GDP on education as of 2012. 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 Turkmenistan? 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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