Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in United Kingdom instead of Cyprus, you would:

Health

live 1.8 years longer


In Cyprus, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020. In United Kingdom, that number is 81 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020.

be 27.5% more likely to be obese


In Cyprus, 21.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United Kingdom, that number is 27.8% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 19.1% more money


Cyprus has a GDP per capita of $37,200 as of 2017, while in United Kingdom, the GDP per capita is $44,300 as of 2017.

be 60.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Cyprus, 11.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United Kingdom, that number is 4.4% as of 2017.

pay a 28.6% higher top tax rate


Cyprus has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In United Kingdom, the top tax rate is 45.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 44.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Cyprus, approximately 7.4 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In United Kingdom, on the other hand, 4.1 children do as of 2020.

be 16.7% more likely to die during childbirth


In Cyprus, approximately 6.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United Kingdom, 7.0 women do as of 2017.

Basic Needs

be 12.4% more likely to have internet access


In Cyprus, approximately 84.4% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In United Kingdom, about 94.9% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 14.1% less on education


Cyprus spends 6.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. United Kingdom spends 5.5% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 19.2 times more coastline


Cyprus has a total of 648 km of coastline. In United Kingdom, that number is 12,429 km.

United Kingdom: At a glance

United Kingdom (sometimes abbreviated UK) is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 241,930 sq km. The United Kingdom has historically played a leading role in developing parliamentary democracy and in advancing literature and science. At its zenith in the 19th century, the British Empire stretched over one-fourth of the earth's surface. The first half of the 20th century saw the UK's strength seriously depleted in two world wars and the Irish Republic's withdrawal from the union. The second half witnessed the dismantling of the Empire and the UK rebuilding itself into a modern and prosperous European nation. As one of five permanent members of the UN Security Council and a founding member of NATO and the Commonwealth, the UK pursues a global approach to foreign policy. The UK is also an active member of the EU, although it chose to remain outside the Economic and Monetary Union. The Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales, and the Northern Ireland Assembly were established in 1999. The latter was suspended until May 2007 due to wrangling over the peace process, but devolution was fully completed in March 2010.

How big is United Kingdom 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, HM Revenue & Customs.

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