Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 47.7% less likely to be obese


In Cyprus, 21.8% of adults are obese. In Cameroon, that number is 11.4% of people.

be 37.0 times more likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Cyprus, 0.1% of people are living with AIDS/HIV. In Cameroon, that number is 3.7% of people.

live 19.8 years less


In Cyprus, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women). In Cameroon, that number is 59 years (58 years for men, 60 years for women).

Economy

be 63.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Cyprus, 11.8% of adults are unemployed. In Cameroon, that number is 4.3%.

make 90.0% less money


Cyprus has a GDP per capita of $37,000, while in Cameroon, the GDP per capita is $3,700.

Life

have 3.1 times more children


In Cyprus, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Cameroon, there are 35.4 babies per 1,000 people.

be 85.1 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Cyprus, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Cameroon, 596.0 women do.

be 24.3% less likely to be literate


In Cyprus, the literacy rate is 99.1%. In Cameroon, it is 75.0%.

be 6.5 times more likely to die during infancy


In Cyprus, approximately 7.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cameroon, on the other hand, 51.0 children do.

Basic Needs

be 45.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Cyprus, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Cameroon, 55% of the population do.

be 67.1% less likely to have internet access


In Cyprus, approximately 75.9% of the population has internet access. In Cameroon, about 25.0% do.

be 24.4% less likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Cyprus, approximately 100% of people have improved drinking water access (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas). In Cameroon, that number is 76% of people on average (95% in urban areas, and 53% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 54.1% less on education


Cyprus spends 6.1% of its total GDP on education. Cameroon spends 2.8% of total GDP on education.

spend 44.6% less on healthcare


Cyprus spends 7.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cameroon, that number is 4.1% of GDP.

Geography

see 38.0% less coastline


Cyprus has a total of 648 km of coastline. In Cameroon, that number is 402 km.

Cameroon: At a glance

Cameroon is a sovereign country in Africa, with a total land area of approximately 472,710 sq km. French Cameroon became independent in 1960 as the Republic of Cameroon. The following year the southern portion of neighboring British Cameroon voted to merge with the new country to form the Federal Republic of Cameroon. In 1972, a new constitution replaced the federation with a unitary state, the United Republic of Cameroon. The country has generally enjoyed stability, which has permitted the development of agriculture, roads, and railways, as well as a petroleum industry. Despite slow movement toward democratic reform, political power remains firmly in the hands of President Paul BIYA.

How big is Cameroon 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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