Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 13.3% less likely to be obese


In Cyprus, 21.8% of adults are obese. In Botswana, that number is 18.9% of people.

be 228.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Cyprus, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Botswana, that number is 22.8% of people.

live 15.5 years less


In Cyprus, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women). In Botswana, that number is 63 years (61 years for men, 66 years for women).

Economy

spend 28.6% less on taxes


Cyprus has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Botswana, the top tax rate is 25.0%.

make 51.9% less money


Cyprus has a GDP per capita of $37,000, while in Botswana, the GDP per capita is $17,800.

be 69.5% more likely to be unemployed


In Cyprus, 11.8% of adults are unemployed. In Botswana, that number is 20.0%.

Life

have 95.6% more children


In Cyprus, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Botswana, there are 22.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 18.4 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Cyprus, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Botswana, 129.0 women do.

be 10.7% less likely to be literate


In Cyprus, the literacy rate is 99.1%. In Botswana, it is 88.5%.

be 3.7 times more likely to die during infancy


In Cyprus, approximately 7.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Botswana, on the other hand, 29.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 34.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Cyprus, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Botswana, 66% of the population do.

be 48.1% less likely to have internet access


In Cyprus, approximately 75.9% of the population has internet access. In Botswana, about 39.4% do.

Expenditures

spend 27.0% less on healthcare


Cyprus spends 7.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Botswana, that number is 5.4% of GDP.

spend 57.4% more on education


Cyprus spends 6.1% of its total GDP on education. Botswana spends 9.6% of total GDP on education.

Botswana: At a glance

Botswana is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 566,730 sq km. Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name upon independence in 1966. More than four decades of uninterrupted civilian leadership, progressive social policies, and significant capital investment have created one of the most stable economies in Africa. Mineral extraction, principally diamond mining, dominates economic activity, though tourism is a growing sector due to the country's conservation practices and extensive nature preserves. Botswana has one of the world's highest known rates of HIV/AIDS infection, but also one of Africa's most progressive and comprehensive programs for dealing with the disease.

How big is Botswana 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, Botswana Unified Revenue Service.

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