Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.1 years longer


In China, the average life expectancy is 76 years (74 years for men, 78 years for women). In Cyprus, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women).

be 3.5 times more likely to be obese


In China, 6.2% of adults are obese. In Cyprus, that number is 21.8% of people.

Economy

make 2.2 times more money


China has a GDP per capita of $16,700, while in Cyprus, the GDP per capita is $37,000.

spend 22.2% less on taxes


China has a top tax rate of 45.0%. In Cyprus, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

be 3.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In China, 3.9% of adults are unemployed. In Cyprus, that number is 11.8%.

Life

be 74.1% less likely to die during childbirth


In China, approximately 27.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Cyprus, 7.0 women do.

be 34.2% less likely to die during infancy


In China, approximately 12.0 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cyprus, on the other hand, 7.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 42.7% more likely to have internet access


In China, approximately 53.2% of the population has internet access. In Cyprus, about 75.9% do.

Expenditures

spend 34.5% more on healthcare


China spends 5.5% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cyprus, that number is 7.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 95.5% less coastline


China has a total of 14,500 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 China? 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, State Administration of Taxation.

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