Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 19.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Cyprus, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Belize, that number is 1.9% of people.

live 9.9 years less


In Cyprus, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women). In Belize, that number is 69 years (67 years for men, 71 years for women).

be 10.6% more likely to be obese


In Cyprus, 21.8% of adults are obese. In Belize, that number is 24.1% of people.

Economy

be 14.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Cyprus, 11.8% of adults are unemployed. In Belize, that number is 10.1%.

make 77.6% less money


Cyprus has a GDP per capita of $37,000, while in Belize, the GDP per capita is $8,300.

Life

have 2.1 times more children


In Cyprus, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Belize, there are 24.0 babies per 1,000 people.

be 4.0 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Cyprus, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Belize, 28.0 women do.

be 2.4 times more likely to die during infancy


In Cyprus, approximately 7.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Belize, on the other hand, 18.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 41.2% less likely to have internet access


In Cyprus, approximately 75.9% of the population has internet access. In Belize, about 44.6% do.

Expenditures

spend 21.6% less on healthcare


Cyprus spends 7.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Belize, that number is 5.8% of GDP.

spend 21.3% more on education


Cyprus spends 6.1% of its total GDP on education. Belize spends 7.4% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 40.4% less coastline


Cyprus has a total of 648 km of coastline. In Belize, that number is 386 km.

Belize: At a glance

Belize is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 22,806 sq km. Belize was the site of several Mayan city states until their decline at the end of the first millennium A.D. The British and Spanish disputed the region in the 17th and 18th centuries; it formally became the colony of British Honduras in 1854. Territorial disputes between the UK and Guatemala delayed the independence of Belize until 1981. Guatemala refused to recognize the new nation until 1992 and the two countries are involved in an ongoing border dispute. Tourism has become the mainstay of the economy. Current concerns include the country's heavy foreign debt burden, high unemployment, growing involvement in the Mexican and South American drug trade, high crime rates, and one of the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rates in Central America.

How big is Belize 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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