United States compared to Cyprus

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If you moved to Cyprus from United States, you would..


make 40% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Cyprus Cyprus ($34,400 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Cyprus, the GDP per capita is $34,400.
Category: United States vs. Cyprus - GDP Per Capita

pay 11.6% less in taxes


United States United States (39.6% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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Cyprus Cyprus (35% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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In United States, citizens pay a top marginal tax rate (the highest tax rate you can pay) of 39.6%. In Cyprus, the top marginal tax rate is 35%.
Category: United States vs. Cyprus - Tax Rate

consume 73.2% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Cyprus Cyprus (3,234 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Cyprus, that number is 3,234 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Cyprus - Electricity Consumption

be 39.7% more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Cyprus Cyprus (8.1 per 1,000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 5.8 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Cyprus, on the other hand, 8.1 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Cyprus - Infant Mortality

be 2.5 times more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people - 2016 est.)
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Cyprus Cyprus (11.8% of people - 2016 est.)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Cyprus, that number is 11.8% of people.
Category: United States vs. Cyprus - Unemployment

see 96.7% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Cyprus Cyprus (648 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Cyprus, that number is 648 km.
Category: United States vs. Cyprus - Coastline

The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, and Inland Revenue Department of the Republic of Cyprus.


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A brief history of Cyprus

Cyprus is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 9,251 sq km. A former British colony, Cyprus became independent in 1960 following years of resistance to British rule. Tensions between the Greek Cypriot majority and Turkish Cypriot minority came to a head in December 1963, when violence broke out in the capital of Nicosia. Despite the deployment of UN peacekeepers in 1964, sporadic intercommunal violence continued forcing most Turkish Cypriots into enclaves throughout the island. In 1974, a Greek Government-sponsored attempt to overthrow the elected president of Cyprus was met by military intervention from Turkey, which soon controlled more than a third of the island. In 1983, the Turkish Cypriot-occupied area declared itself the "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus" ("TRNC"), but it is recognized only by Turkey. In February 2014, after a hiatus of nearly two years, the leaders of the two communities resumed formal discussions under UN auspices aimed at reuniting the divided island. The talks are ongoing. The entire island entered the EU on 1 May 2004, although the EU acquis - the body of common rights and obligations - applies only to the areas under the internationally recognized government, and is suspended in the areas administered by Turkish Cypriots. However, individual Turkish Cypriots able to document their eligibility for Republic of Cyprus citizenship legally enjoy the same rights accorded to other citizens of European Union states.

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