Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 6.2 years less


In Cyprus, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women). In Guatemala, that number is 73 years (71 years for men, 75 years for women).

Economy

be 80.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Cyprus, 11.8% of adults are unemployed. In Guatemala, that number is 2.3%.

spend 80.0% less on taxes


Cyprus has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Guatemala, the top tax rate is 7.0%.

make 78.1% less money


Cyprus has a GDP per capita of $37,000, while in Guatemala, the GDP per capita is $8,100.

Life

have 2.1 times more children


In Cyprus, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Guatemala, there are 24.1 babies per 1,000 people.

be 12.6 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Cyprus, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Guatemala, 88.0 women do.

be 17.8% less likely to be literate


In Cyprus, the literacy rate is 99.1%. In Guatemala, it is 81.5%.

be 2.7 times more likely to die during infancy


In Cyprus, approximately 7.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Guatemala, on the other hand, 21.3 children do.

Basic Needs

be 22.0% less likely to have access to electricity


In Cyprus, 100% of the population has electricity access. In Guatemala, 78% of the population do.

be 54.5% less likely to have internet access


In Cyprus, approximately 75.9% of the population has internet access. In Guatemala, about 34.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 54.1% less on education


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

spend 16.2% less on healthcare


Cyprus spends 7.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Guatemala, that number is 6.2% of GDP.

Geography

see 38.3% less coastline


Cyprus has a total of 648 km of coastline. In Guatemala, that number is 400 km.

Guatemala: At a glance

Guatemala is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 107,159 sq km. The Maya civilization flourished in Guatemala and surrounding regions during the first millennium A.D. After almost three centuries as a Spanish colony, Guatemala won its independence in 1821. During the second half of the 20th century, it experienced a variety of military and civilian governments, as well as a 36-year guerrilla war. In 1996, the government signed a peace agreement formally ending the internal conflict, which had left more than 200,000 people dead and had created, by some estimates, about 1 million refugees.

How big is Guatemala 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, Superintendence of the Tax Administration.

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