Quality of Life Comparison


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


live 2.3 years longer

In Cyprus, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women). In Belgium, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 84 years for women).


make 25.9% more money

Cyprus has a GDP per capita of $37,000, while in Belgium, the GDP per capita is $46,600.

be 38.1% less likely to be unemployed

In Cyprus, 11.8% of adults are unemployed. In Belgium, that number is 7.3%.

spend 53.4% more on taxes

Cyprus has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Belgium, the top tax rate is 53.7%.


be 57.0% less likely to die during infancy

In Cyprus, approximately 7.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Belgium, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

Basic Needs

be 14.0% more likely to have internet access

In Cyprus, approximately 75.9% of the population has internet access. In Belgium, about 86.5% do.


spend 43.2% more on healthcare

Cyprus spends 7.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Belgium, that number is 10.6% of GDP.


see 89.7% less coastline

Cyprus has a total of 648 km of coastline. In Belgium, that number is 66 km.

Belgium: At a glance

Belgium is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 30,278 sq km. Belgium became independent from the Netherlands in 1830; it was occupied by Germany during World Wars I and II. The country prospered in the past half century as a modern, technologically advanced European state and member of NATO and the EU. Political divisions between the Dutch-speaking Flemings of the north and the French-speaking Walloons of the south have led in recent years to constitutional amendments granting these regions formal recognition and autonomy. Its capital, Brussels, is home to numerous international organizations including the EU and NATO.

How big is Belgium 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, Service Public Fédéral Finances.


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