Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Malta instead of United States, you would:

Health

live 2.5 years longer


In United States, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 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 20.2% less likely to be obese


In United States, 36.2% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Malta, that number is 28.9% of people as of 2016.

Economy

pay a 11.6% lower top tax rate


United States has a top tax rate of 39.6% as of 2016. In Malta, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.

make 29.9% less money


United States has a GDP per capita of $59,800 as of 2017, while in Malta, the GDP per capita is $41,900 as of 2017.

Life

be 68.4% less likely to die during childbirth


In United States, approximately 19.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Malta, 6.0 women do as of 2017.

be 13.2% less likely to die during infancy


In United States, approximately 5.3 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 20.2% fewer children


In United States, there are approximately 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Malta, there are 9.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Geography

see 99.0% less coastline


United States has a total of 19,924 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 United States? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, Government of Malta - Inland Revenue.

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