Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 99.6% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Botswana, 22.8% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Cyprus, that number is 0.1% of people.

live 15.5 years longer


In Botswana, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 66 years for women). In Cyprus, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women).

be 15.3% more likely to be obese


In Botswana, 18.9% of adults are obese. In Cyprus, that number is 21.8% of people.

Economy

make 2.1 times more money


Botswana has a GDP per capita of $17,800, while in Cyprus, the GDP per capita is $37,000.

be 41.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Botswana, 20.0% of adults are unemployed. In Cyprus, that number is 11.8%.

spend 40.0% more on taxes


Botswana has a top tax rate of 25.0%. In Cyprus, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

Life

be 94.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Botswana, approximately 129.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Cyprus, 7.0 women do.

be 12.0% more likely to be literate


In Botswana, the literacy rate is 88.5%. In Cyprus, it is 99.1%.

be 73.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Botswana, approximately 29.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cyprus, on the other hand, 7.9 children do.

have 48.9% less children


In Botswana, there are approximately 22.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Cyprus, there are 11.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 51.5% more likely to have access to electricity


In Botswana, 66% of the population has electricity access. In Cyprus, 100% of the population do.

be 92.6% more likely to have internet access


In Botswana, approximately 39.4% of the population has internet access. In Cyprus, about 75.9% do.

Expenditures

spend 36.5% less on education


Botswana spends 9.6% of its total GDP on education. Cyprus spends 6.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 37.0% more on healthcare


Botswana spends 5.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cyprus, that number is 7.4% of GDP.

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 Botswana? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Inland Revenue Department of the Republic of Cyprus, The World Factbook, Botswana Unified Revenue Service.

question_answer HAVE A QUESTION? ASK THE COMMUNITY

Join the Elsewhere community and ask a question about Cyprus. It's a free, question-and-answer based forum to discuss what life is like in countries and cities around the world.

Share this