Malta review: 50 facts and highlights


How does Malta compare to the average?

  • Education expenditures

    5.3% of GDPvs4.51% of GDP
  • GDP per capita

    48 246.00$vs19 387.01$
  • Percentage of internet users

  • Unemployment rate

  • Overall life expectancy at birth

    82.7 yearsvs72.42 years
  • COVID-19 confirmed cases (total)

  • Hospital beds per 1,000 inhabitants

  • Electrification rate


COVID-19 statistics

1.COVID-19 confirmed cases (total)


Updated on Tue Sep 28 2021
The total number of COVID-19 (coronavirus) confirmed cases. Source: worldometers.info
2.COVID-19 deaths (total)


Updated on Tue Sep 28 2021
The total number of deaths caused by COVID-19 (coronavirus). Source: worldometers.info
3.COVID-19 new cases (total)


Updated on Tue Sep 28 2021
The total number of new COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases according to the last official status report. Source: worldometers.info
4.COVID-19 patients recovered


Updated on Tue Sep 28 2021
The number of patients diagnosed with COVID-19 (coronavirus) that have successfully recovered from the disease. Source: worldometers.info
5.COVID-19 new deaths


Updated on Tue Sep 28 2021
The number of new deaths caused by COVID-19 (coronavirus), according to the last official status report. Source: worldometers.info
6.COVID-19 cases per 1 million inhabitants


Updated on Tue Sep 28 2021
The number of COVID-19 (coronavirus) confirmed cases per 1 million inhabitants. Source: worldometers.info
7.COVID-19 active patients


Updated on Tue Sep 28 2021
The number of patients diagnosed with COVID-19 (coronavirus) currently undergoing treatment. Source: worldometers.info
The number of patients diagnosed with COVID-19 (coronavirus) that are currently in critical condition. Source: worldometers.info


The percentage of land covered by forests. Forests have a key role in removing pollutants and cleansing the air.
The percentage of land dedicated to agricultural use, including arable land, permanent crops, and permanent pasture.

196.8 km

The total length of the border between the land area and the sea, including the country’s islands.
The country’s total water area, summing up all inland waters: lakes, rivers, reservoirs, wetlands, etc.
The country’s total land area (excluding inland and sea waters). To get a better idea of how large the country is, you can compare it with a soccer field, which has 0.007km².
It can be nice to live in big cities or countries, as a larger space may offer more options for residents and visitors.


The average life expectancy at birth is the number of years that the population of a country is expected to live. This metric reflects the overall quality of life.
2.population density

1510 people/km²

Population density shows how cramped or spread out inhabitants are. Cities or countries with high population densities can be considered overpopulated, which can be a problem if the infrastructure is underdeveloped. Source: Wikipedia, 2021.

0.49 million

Populous cities or countries usually offer better employment opportunities because of their large economies. Big cities attract companies and business investment, and are usually important cultural centers and research hubs. Source: Wikipedia, 2021.
The average life expectancy at birth for the country’s male population.
The average life expectancy at birth for the country’s female population.
6.death rate


The death rate, also called crude death rate, represents the number of annual deaths per 1,000 people at midyear.
Cities or countries with younger population have usually better development perspectives. Young societies are more dynamic and creative. Source: Wikipedia, 2021.
The average number of children born to each woman. For calculating the total fertility rate, it is assumed that all women live to the end of their childbearing years and give birth in alignment with the prevailing age-specific fertility rates in the country.
Generally, a lower median age is considered better because a younger population is healthier. However, countries with an extremely low median age are often facing socio-economic problems, especially poverty.


The total amount of public expenditure on education. Public spending on education includes direct expenditure on schools, universities, and other types of educational institutions, as well as educational-related public subsidies.
The GDP per capita is calculated by dividing the total GDP by the number of people living in the country. A higher GDP per capita indicates a superior standard of living.
Low unemployment rate indicates better career opportunities and economic growth. Source: Wikipedia, 2021; city's official stats, 2021.
4.public debt

50.7% of GDP

Also known as government debt or national debt, public debt refers to the sum of all government borrowings owed to lenders within the country.
The total amount of public and private health expenditure on medical and paramedical services.
The number of young people with ages between 15-24 who are unemployed during a specific year. The youth unemployment rate is calculated as a percent of the total youth labor force.
The real GDP growth rate represents the year-over-year GDP growth, calculated by taking into account the price fluctuations caused by inflation.
The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) reflects the value and productivity of an economy. It measures the market value of all the final goods and services produced annually. To reflect the differences in the cost of living and inflation rates, we show the GDP at purchasing power parity (PPP). Sources: Wikipedia, CIA World Factbook, 2021.
The inflation rate represents the annual price increase for goods and services, indicating a decrease in the purchasing power of a country’s currency.


The percentage of the country’s population using the internet.
The share of the population with access to electricity, in both rural and urban environments.

2 254 km

The total length of the country’s paved and unpaved roads.
The presence and number of airports shows how good is connection of city with different international destinations and its international accessibility. Source: Wikipedia, 2021.

Quality of living

Countries or cities with a higher number of hospital beds per 1,000 inhabitants usually have well-developed health care systems. Source: , 2021
The percentage of adults considered obese. An obese adult has a Body Mass Index (BMI) equal to or greater than 30. Obesity is a public health problem and increases the risk of chronic diseases.
The number of physicians (generalist and specialist medical doctors) per 1,000 people. According to the World Health Organization, there should be more than 2.3 health workers per 1,000 people in order to cover the primary healthcare needs.
The percentage of the country’s population with access to improved drinking water sources, such as piped water or protected wells.
The percentage of the country’s population living below the poverty line, as reported by official statistics.
School life expectancy (SLE) represents the number of years of schooling that children are expected to complete. SLE includes primary to tertiary education.

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