Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.5 years longer


In Brunei, the average life expectancy is 77 years (75 years for men, 80 years for women). In Cyprus, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women).

be 54.6% more likely to be obese


In Brunei, 14.1% of adults are obese. In Cyprus, that number is 21.8% of people.

Economy

make 52.7% less money


Brunei has a GDP per capita of $78,200, while in Cyprus, the GDP per capita is $37,000.

be 71.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Brunei, 6.9% of adults are unemployed. In Cyprus, that number is 11.8%.

Life

be 69.6% less likely to die during childbirth


In Brunei, approximately 23.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Cyprus, 7.0 women do.

be 17.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Brunei, approximately 9.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cyprus, on the other hand, 7.9 children do.

have 33.5% less children


In Brunei, there are approximately 17.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Cyprus, there are 11.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 31.6% more likely to have access to electricity


In Brunei, 76% of the population has electricity access. In Cyprus, 100% of the population do.

Expenditures

spend 38.6% more on education


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

spend 2.8 times more on healthcare


Brunei spends 2.6% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cyprus, that number is 7.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 4.0 times more coastline


Brunei has a total of 161 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 Brunei? 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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