Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Cyprus instead of Benin, you would:

Health

live 16.5 years longer


In Benin, the average life expectancy is 62 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women). In Cyprus, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women).

be 2.3 times more likely to be obese


In Benin, 9.6% of adults are obese. In Cyprus, that number is 21.8% of people.

Economy

make 16.1 times more money


Benin has a GDP per capita of $2,300, while in Cyprus, the GDP per capita is $37,000.

be 11.8 times more likely to be unemployed


In Benin, 1.0% of adults are unemployed. In Cyprus, that number is 11.8%.

Life

be 98.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Benin, approximately 405.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Cyprus, 7.0 women do.

be 2.6 times more likely to be literate


In Benin, the literacy rate is 38.4%. In Cyprus, it is 99.1%.

be 85.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Benin, approximately 52.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cyprus, on the other hand, 7.9 children do.

have 67.7% less children


In Benin, there are approximately 35.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Cyprus, there are 11.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.4 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Benin, 29% of the population has electricity access. In Cyprus, 100% of the population do.

be 6.3 times more likely to have internet access


In Benin, approximately 12.0% of the population has internet access. In Cyprus, about 75.9% do.

be 28.4% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Benin, approximately 78% of people have improved drinking water access (85% in urban areas, and 72% in rural areas). In Cyprus, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 38.6% more on education


Benin spends 4.4% of its total GDP on education. Cyprus spends 6.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 60.9% more on healthcare


Benin spends 4.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cyprus, that number is 7.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 5.4 times more coastline


Benin has a total of 121 km of coastline. In Cyprus, that number is 648 km.

Cyprus: At a glance

Cyprus is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 9,241 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.

How big is Cyprus compared to Benin? 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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