Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.8 years longer


In Vanuatu, the average life expectancy is 74 years (72 years for men, 75 years for women). In Malta, that number is 80 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

be 14.7% more likely to be obese


In Vanuatu, 25.2% of adults are obese. In Malta, that number is 28.9% of people.

Economy

make 15.6 times more money


Vanuatu has a GDP per capita of $2,700, while in Malta, the GDP per capita is $42,000.

be 2.6 times more likely to be unemployed


In Vanuatu, 1.7% of adults are unemployed. In Malta, that number is 4.4%.

Life

be 88.5% less likely to die during childbirth


In Vanuatu, approximately 78.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Malta, 9.0 women do.

be 10.8% more likely to be literate


In Vanuatu, the literacy rate is 85.2%. In Malta, it is 94.4%.

be 75.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Vanuatu, approximately 14.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Malta, on the other hand, 3.5 children do.

have 57.9% less children


In Vanuatu, there are approximately 24.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Malta, there are 10.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.7 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Vanuatu, 27% of the population has electricity access. In Malta, 100% of the population do.

be 3.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Vanuatu, approximately 24.0% of the population has internet access. In Malta, about 77.3% do.

Expenditures

spend 30.9% more on education


Vanuatu spends 5.5% of its total GDP on education. Malta spends 7.2% of total GDP on education.

spend 94.0% more on healthcare


Vanuatu spends 5.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Malta, that number is 9.7% of GDP.

Geography

see 92.2% less coastline


Vanuatu has a total of 2,528 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 Vanuatu? 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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