Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.0 years less


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

be 46.8% more likely to be obese


In Cyprus, 21.8% of adults are obese. In Lebanon, that number is 32.0% of people.

Economy

spend 42.9% less on taxes


Cyprus has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Lebanon, the top tax rate is 20.0%.

make 47.6% less money


Cyprus has a GDP per capita of $37,000, while in Lebanon, the GDP per capita is $19,400.

Life

have 26.5% more children


In Cyprus, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Lebanon, there are 14.3 babies per 1,000 people.

be 2.1 times more likely to die during childbirth


In Cyprus, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Lebanon, 15.0 women do.

Expenditures

spend 59.0% less on education


Cyprus spends 6.1% of its total GDP on education. Lebanon spends 2.5% of total GDP on education.

spend 13.5% less on healthcare


Cyprus spends 7.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Lebanon, that number is 6.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 65.3% less coastline


Cyprus has a total of 648 km of coastline. In Lebanon, that number is 225 km.

Lebanon: At a glance

Lebanon is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 10,230 sq km. Following World War I, France acquired a mandate over the northern portion of the former Ottoman Empire province of Syria. The French demarcated the region of Lebanon in 1920 and granted this area independence in 1943. Since independence the country has been marked by periods of political turmoil interspersed with prosperity built on its position as a regional center for finance and trade. The country's 1975-90 civil war that resulted in an estimated 120,000 fatalities, was followed by years of social and political instability. Sectarianism is a key element of Lebanese political life. Neighboring Syria has long influenced Lebanon's foreign policy and internal policies, and its military occupied Lebanon from 1976 until 2005. The Lebanon-based Hizballah militia and Israel continued attacks and counterattacks against each other after Syria's withdrawal, and fought a brief war in 2006. Lebanon's borders with Syria and Israel remain unresolved.

How big is Lebanon 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, Ministry of Finance, Lebanon.

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