Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 97.3% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS

In Cameroon, 3.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Cyprus, that number is 0.1% of people.

live 19.8 years longer

In Cameroon, the average life expectancy is 59 years (58 years for men, 60 years for women). In Cyprus, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women).

be 91.2% more likely to be obese

In Cameroon, 11.4% of adults are obese. In Cyprus, that number is 21.8% of people.


make 10.0 times more money

Cameroon has a GDP per capita of $3,700, while in Cyprus, the GDP per capita is $37,000.

be 2.7 times more likely to be unemployed

In Cameroon, 4.3% of adults are unemployed. In Cyprus, that number is 11.8%.


be 98.8% less likely to die during childbirth

In Cameroon, approximately 596.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Cyprus, 7.0 women do.

be 32.1% more likely to be literate

In Cameroon, the literacy rate is 75.0%. In Cyprus, it is 99.1%.

be 84.5% less likely to die during infancy

In Cameroon, approximately 51.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cyprus, on the other hand, 7.9 children do.

have 68.1% less children

In Cameroon, there are approximately 35.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Cyprus, there are 11.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 81.8% more likely to have access to electricity

In Cameroon, 55% of the population has electricity access. In Cyprus, 100% of the population do.

be 3.0 times more likely to have internet access

In Cameroon, approximately 25.0% of the population has internet access. In Cyprus, about 75.9% do.

be 32.3% more likely to have access to improved drinking water

In Cameroon, approximately 76% of people have improved drinking water access (95% in urban areas, and 53% in rural areas). In Cyprus, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).


spend 2.2 times more on education

Cameroon spends 2.8% of its total GDP on education. Cyprus spends 6.1% of total GDP on education.

spend 80.5% more on healthcare

Cameroon spends 4.1% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cyprus, that number is 7.4% of GDP.


see 61.2% more coastline

Cameroon has a total of 402 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 Cameroon? 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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