Comparing United States to Cyprus

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


MAKE 53.6% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Cyprus  CYPRUS ($24,500.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Cyprus, that number is $24,500.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Cyprus GDP

LIVE 1.2 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Cyprus  CYPRUS (78.34 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Cyprus, the average life expectancy is 78.34.
Category: United States vs. Cyprus life expectancy

CONSUME 69.5% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Cyprus  CYPRUS (3,715 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Cyprus, it is 3,715 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Cyprus electricity consumption

BE 83.3% LESS LIKELY TO BE LIVING WITH AIDS


United States  UNITED STATES (0.6% of people)
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Cyprus  CYPRUS (0.1% of people)
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In United States, 0.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Cyprus, that number is 0.1%.
Category: United States vs. Cyprus AIDS percentage

BE 38.4% MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Cyprus  CYPRUS (8.54 per 1000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Cyprus, on the other hand, there are a total of 8.54 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Cyprus infant mortality

BE 2.38 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Cyprus  CYPRUS (17.4% of people)
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That's 138.4% more likely! In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Cyprus 17.4% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Cyprus unemployment rate

HAVE 14.8% FEWER BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Cyprus  CYPRUS (11.44 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Cyprus, however, there are a total of 11.44 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Cyprus birth rate

SEE A 96.7% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Cyprus  CYPRUS (648km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Cyprus has a total of 648 km.
Category: United States vs. Cyprus coastline

At a Glance: Cyprus

  • Land Area: ~9 thousand sq km (United States is ~1,062 times bigger than Cyprus)
  • Population: ~1 million people (318 million more people live in United States)

How big is Cyprus compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Cyprus (9,251 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


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.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).