Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United Kingdom instead of Cyprus, you would:
live 2.2 years longer
In Cyprus, the average life expectancy is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2022. In United Kingdom, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2022.
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.
make 10.3% more money
Cyprus has a GDP per capita of $37,700 as of 2020, while in United Kingdom, the GDP per capita is $41,600 as of 2020.
be 55.2% less likely to be unemployed
In Cyprus, 7.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2019. In United Kingdom, that number is 3.2% as of 2019.
be 26.5% more likely to live below the poverty line
In Cyprus, 14.7% live below the poverty line as of 2018. In United Kingdom, however, that number is 18.6% 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.
be 54.3% less 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 United Kingdom, on the other hand, 3.8 children do as of 2022.
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.
spend 10.3% less on education
Cyprus spends 5.8% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. United Kingdom spends 5.2% of total GDP on education as of 2018.
spend 45.7% more on healthcare
Cyprus spends 7.0% of its total GDP on healthcare as of 2019. In United Kingdom, that number is 10.2% of GDP as of 2019.
see 19.2 times more coastline
Cyprus has a total of 648 km of coastline. In United Kingdom, that number is 12,429 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Inland Revenue Department of the Republic of Cyprus, The World Factbook, HM Revenue & Customs.
United Kingdom: At a glance
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