Quality of Life Comparison


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


be 61.0% more likely to be obese

In Cyprus, 21.8% of adults are obese. In Qatar, that number is 35.1% of people.


make 3.4 times more money

Cyprus has a GDP per capita of $37,000, while in Qatar, the GDP per capita is $124,500.

be 94.9% less likely to be unemployed

In Cyprus, 11.8% of adults are unemployed. In Qatar, that number is 0.6%.


be 21.5% less likely to die during infancy

In Cyprus, approximately 7.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Qatar, on the other hand, 6.2 children do.

be 85.7% more likely to die during childbirth

In Cyprus, approximately 7.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Qatar, 13.0 women do.

have 15.0% less children

In Cyprus, there are approximately 11.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Qatar, there are 9.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 24.2% more likely to have internet access

In Cyprus, approximately 75.9% of the population has internet access. In Qatar, about 94.3% do.


spend 41.0% less on education

Cyprus spends 6.1% of its total GDP on education. Qatar spends 3.6% of total GDP on education.

spend 70.3% less on healthcare

Cyprus spends 7.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Qatar, that number is 2.2% of GDP.


see 13.1% less coastline

Cyprus has a total of 648 km of coastline. In Qatar, that number is 563 km.

Qatar: At a glance

Qatar is a sovereign country in Middle East, with a total land area of approximately 11,586 sq km. Ruled by the Al Thani family since the mid-1800s, Qatar transformed itself from a poor British protectorate noted mainly for pearling into an independent state with significant oil and natural gas revenues. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Qatari economy was crippled by a continuous siphoning off of petroleum revenues by the Amir, who had ruled the country since 1972. His son, the current Amir HAMAD bin Khalifa Al Thani, overthrew the father in a bloodless coup in 1995. In short order, HAMAD oversaw the creation of the pan-Arab satellite news network Al-Jazeera and Qatar's pursuit of a leadership role in mediating regional conflicts. In the 2000s, Qatar resolved its longstanding border disputes with both Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. As of 2007, oil and natural gas revenues had enabled Qatar to attain the highest per capita income in the world. Qatar has not experienced domestic unrest or violence like that seen in other Near Eastern and North African countries in 2010-11, due in part to its immense wealth. Since the outbreak of regional unrest, however, Doha has prided itself on its support for many of these popular revolutions, particularly in Libya and Syria. In mid-2013, HAMAD transferred power to his 33 year-old son, TAMIM bin Hamad - a peaceful abdication rare in the history of Arab Gulf states. TAMIM has prioritized improving the domestic welfare of Qataris, including establishing advanced healthcare and education systems and expanding the country's infrastructure in anticipation of Doha's hosting of the 2022 World Cup.

How big is Qatar 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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