Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Turkey instead of Cyprus, you would:
live 3.5 years less
In Cyprus, the average life expectancy is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2022. In Turkey, that number is 76 years (74 years for men, 79 years for women) as of 2022.
be 47.2% more likely to be obese
In Cyprus, 21.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Turkey, that number is 32.1% of people as of 2016.
make 24.7% less money
Cyprus has a GDP per capita of $37,700 as of 2020, while in Turkey, the GDP per capita is $28,400 as of 2020.
be 93.5% more likely to be unemployed
In Cyprus, 7.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In Turkey, that number is 13.7% as of 2019.
have 35.1% more children
In Cyprus, there are approximately 10.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022. In Turkey, there are 14.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2022.
be 2.8 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Cyprus, approximately 6.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Turkey, 17.0 women do as of 2017.
be 2.3 times more likely to die during infancy
In Cyprus, approximately 8.4 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Turkey, on the other hand, 19.4 children do as of 2022.
be 14.3% less likely to have internet access
In Cyprus, approximately 91.0% of the population has internet access as of 2020. In Turkey, about 78.0% do as of 2020.
spend 25.9% less on education
Cyprus spends 5.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Turkey spends 4.3% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 38.6% less on healthcare
Cyprus spends 7.0% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In Turkey, that number is 4.3% of GDP as of 2019.
see 11.1 times more coastline
Cyprus has a total of 648 km of coastline. In Turkey, that number is 7,200 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.
Turkey: At a glance
How big is Turkey compared to Cyprus? See an in-depth size comparison.