Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 10.1 years longer

In Turkmenistan, the average life expectancy is 70 years (67 years for men, 74 years for women). In Malta, that number is 80 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 55.4% more likely to be obese

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


make 2.3 times more money

Turkmenistan has a GDP per capita of $18,100, while in Malta, the GDP per capita is $42,000.

be 60.0% less likely to be unemployed

In Turkmenistan, 11.0% of adults are unemployed. In Malta, that number is 4.4%.

be 81.5 times more likely to live below the poverty line

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


be 78.6% less likely to die during childbirth

In Turkmenistan, approximately 42.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Malta, 9.0 women do.

be 89.8% less likely to die during infancy

In Turkmenistan, approximately 34.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Malta, on the other hand, 3.5 children do.

have 47.1% fewer children

In Turkmenistan, there are approximately 19.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Malta, there are 10.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 4.3 times more likely to have internet access

In Turkmenistan, approximately 18.0% of the population has internet access. In Malta, about 77.3% do.

be 40.6% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Turkmenistan, approximately 71% of people have improved drinking water access (89% in urban areas, and 54% in rural areas). In Malta, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).


spend 2.4 times more on education

Turkmenistan spends 3.0% of its total GDP on education. Malta spends 7.2% of total GDP on education.

spend 4.6 times more on healthcare

Turkmenistan spends 2.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Malta, that number is 9.7% of GDP.

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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