Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 2.6 years longer


In Cyprus, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women). In Netherlands, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women).

Economy

make 44.9% more money


Cyprus has a GDP per capita of $37,000, while in Netherlands, the GDP per capita is $53,600.

be 59.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Cyprus, 11.8% of adults are unemployed. In Netherlands, that number is 4.8%.

spend 48.6% more on taxes


Cyprus has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Netherlands, the top tax rate is 52.0%.

Life

be 54.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Cyprus, approximately 7.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Netherlands, on the other hand, 3.6 children do.

Basic Needs

be 19.1% more likely to have internet access


In Cyprus, approximately 75.9% of the population has internet access. In Netherlands, about 90.4% do.

Expenditures

spend 47.3% more on healthcare


Cyprus spends 7.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Netherlands, that number is 10.9% of GDP.

Geography

see 30.4% less coastline


Cyprus has a total of 648 km of coastline. In Netherlands, that number is 451 km.

Netherlands: At a glance

Netherlands is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 33,893 sq km. The Dutch United Provinces declared their independence from Spain in 1579; during the 17th century, they became a leading seafaring and commercial power, with settlements and colonies around the world. After a 20-year French occupation, a Kingdom of the Netherlands was formed in 1815. In 1830 Belgium seceded and formed a separate kingdom. The Netherlands remained neutral in World War I, but suffered invasion and occupation by Germany in World War II. A modern, industrialized nation, the Netherlands is also a large exporter of agricultural products. The country was a founding member of NATO and the EEC (now the EU) and participated in the introduction of the euro in 1999. In October 2010, the former Netherlands Antilles was dissolved and the three smallest islands - Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba - became special municipalities in the Netherlands administrative structure. The larger islands of Sint Maarten and Curacao joined the Netherlands and Aruba as constituent countries forming the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

How big is Netherlands 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, Tax and Customs Administration - Belastingdienst.

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