Quality of life comparison
If you lived in United States instead of Cyprus, you would:
live 1.0 years longer
In Cyprus, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020. In United States, that number is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020.
be 66.1% more likely to be obese
In Cyprus, 21.8% of adults are obese as of 2016. In United States, that number is 36.2% of people as of 2016.
make 60.8% more money
Cyprus has a GDP per capita of $37,200 as of 2017, while in United States, the GDP per capita is $59,800 as of 2017.
be 60.4% less likely to be unemployed
In Cyprus, 11.1% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In United States, that number is 4.4% as of 2017.
pay a 13.1% higher top tax rate
Cyprus has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In United States, the top tax rate is 39.6% as of 2016.
be 28.4% 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 States, on the other hand, 5.3 children do as of 2020.
have 13.8% more children
In Cyprus, there are approximately 10.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In United States, there are 12.4 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.
be 3.2 times more likely to die during childbirth
In Cyprus, approximately 6.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In United States, 19.0 women do as of 2017.
spend 21.9% less on education
Cyprus spends 6.4% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. United States spends 5.0% of total GDP on education as of 2014.
see 30.7 times more coastline
Cyprus has a total of 648 km of coastline. In United States, that number is 19,924 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: Inland Revenue Department of the Republic of Cyprus, The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service.
United States: At a glance
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