Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 3.5 years longer

In Cyprus, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women). In Australia, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women).

be 33.0% more likely to be obese

In Cyprus, 21.8% of adults are obese. In Australia, that number is 29.0% of people.


make 35.9% more money

Cyprus has a GDP per capita of $37,000, while in Australia, the GDP per capita is $50,300.

be 52.5% less likely to be unemployed

In Cyprus, 11.8% of adults are unemployed. In Australia, that number is 5.6%.

spend 28.6% more on taxes

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


be 45.6% less likely to die during infancy

In Cyprus, approximately 7.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Australia, on the other hand, 4.3 children do.

Basic Needs

be 16.2% more likely to have internet access

In Cyprus, approximately 75.9% of the population has internet access. In Australia, about 88.2% do.


spend 14.8% less on education

Cyprus spends 6.1% of its total GDP on education. Australia spends 5.2% of total GDP on education.

spend 27.0% more on healthcare

Cyprus spends 7.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Australia, that number is 9.4% of GDP.


see 39.8 times more coastline

Cyprus has a total of 648 km of coastline. In Australia, that number is 25,760 km.

Australia: At a glance

Australia is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 7,682,300 sq km. Prehistoric settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia at least 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession of the east coast in the name of Great Britain (all of Australia was claimed as British territory in 1829 with the creation of the colony of Western Australia). Six colonies were created in the late 18th and 19th centuries; they federated and became the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901. The new country took advantage of its natural resources to rapidly develop agricultural and manufacturing industries and to make a major contribution to the Allied effort in World Wars I and II. In recent decades, Australia has become an internationally competitive, advanced market economy due in large part to economic reforms adopted in the 1980s and its location in one of the fastest growing regions of the world economy. Long-term concerns include aging of the population, pressure on infrastructure, and environmental issues such as floods, droughts, and bushfires. Australia is the driest inhabited continent on earth, making it particularly vulnerable to the challenges of climate change. Australia is home to 10 per cent of the world's biodiversity, and a great number of its flora and fauna exist nowhere else in the world. In January 2013, Australia assumed a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council for the 2013-14 term.

How big is Australia compared to Cyprus? 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, Australian Taxation Office.


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