Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 36.7% more likely to be obese


In Cyprus, 21.8% of adults are obese. In Bahrain, that number is 29.8% of people.

Economy

make 31.1% more money


Cyprus has a GDP per capita of $37,000, while in Bahrain, the GDP per capita is $48,500.

be 67.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Cyprus, 11.8% of adults are unemployed. In Bahrain, that number is 3.8%.

Life

have 17.7% more children


In Cyprus, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Bahrain, there are 13.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.1 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Cyprus, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Bahrain, 15.0 women do.

be 12.7% more likely to die during infancy


In Cyprus, approximately 7.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Bahrain, on the other hand, 8.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 29.1% more likely to have internet access


In Cyprus, approximately 75.9% of the population has internet access. In Bahrain, about 98.0% do.

Expenditures

spend 55.7% less on education


Cyprus spends 6.1% of its total GDP on education. Bahrain spends 2.7% of total GDP on education.

spend 32.4% less on healthcare


Cyprus spends 7.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Bahrain, that number is 5.0% of GDP.

Geography

see 75.2% less coastline


Cyprus has a total of 648 km of coastline. In Bahrain, that number is 161 km.

Bahrain: At a glance

Bahrain is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 760 sq km. In 1783, the Sunni Al-Khalifa family took power in Bahrain. In order to secure these holdings, it entered into a series of treaties with the UK during the 19th century that made Bahrain a British protectorate. The archipelago attained its independence in 1971. Facing declining oil reserves, Bahrain has turned to petroleum processing and refining and has become an international banking center. Bahrain's small size and central location among Gulf countries require it to play a delicate balancing act in foreign affairs among its larger neighbors. The Sunni-led government has struggled to manage relations with its large Shia-majority population. In early 2011, amid Arab uprisings elsewhere in the region, the Bahraini Government confronted similar protests at home with police and military action, including deploying Gulf Cooperation Council security forces to Bahrain. Sporadic clashes between demonstrators and security forces continue in Bahrain. Ongoing dissatisfaction with the political status quo has led to a broader discussion termed the Bahrain National Dialogue, a process that convenes members of the executive, parliament, and political societies in an attempt to reach a political agreement.

How big is Bahrain compared to Cyprus? 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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