Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

be 94.1% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Ghana, 1.7% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Cyprus, that number is 0.1% of people as of 2017.

live 11.1 years longer


In Ghana, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 71 years for women) as of 2020. In Cyprus, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women) as of 2020.

be 100.0% more likely to be obese


In Ghana, 10.9% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Cyprus, that number is 21.8% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 7.9 times more money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in Cyprus, the GDP per capita is $37,200 as of 2017.

pay a 40.0% higher top tax rate


Ghana has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In Cyprus, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 98.1% less likely to die during childbirth


In Ghana, approximately 308.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Cyprus, 6.0 women do as of 2017.

be 29.4% more likely to be literate


In Ghana, the literacy rate is 76.6% as of 2015. In Cyprus, it is 99.1% as of 2015.

be 76.9% less likely to die during infancy


In Ghana, approximately 32.1 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Cyprus, on the other hand, 7.4 children do as of 2020.

have 63.2% fewer children


In Ghana, there are approximately 29.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Cyprus, there are 10.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 26.1% more likely to have access to electricity


In Ghana, approximately 79% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Cyprus, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 2.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Ghana, approximately 39.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Cyprus, about 84.4% do as of 2018.

be 11.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Ghana, approximately 90% of people have improved drinking water access (97% in urban areas, and 81% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Cyprus, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 77.8% more on education


Ghana spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Cyprus spends 6.4% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

see 20.2% more coastline


Ghana has a total of 539 km of coastline. In Cyprus, that number is 648 km.

Cyprus: At a glance

Cyprus is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 9,241 sq km. A former British colony, Cyprus became independent in 1960 following years of resistance to British rule. Tensions between the Greek Cypriot majority and Turkish Cypriot minority came to a head in December 1963, when violence broke out in the capital of Nicosia. Despite the deployment of UN peacekeepers in 1964, sporadic intercommunal violence continued forcing most Turkish Cypriots into enclaves throughout the island. In 1974, a Greek Government-sponsored attempt to overthrow the elected president of Cyprus was met by military intervention from Turkey, which soon controlled more than a third of the island. In 1983, the Turkish Cypriot-occupied area declared itself the "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus" ("TRNC"), but it is recognized only by Turkey. In February 2014, after a hiatus of nearly two years, the leaders of the two communities resumed formal discussions under UN auspices aimed at reuniting the divided island. The talks are ongoing. The entire island entered the EU on 1 May 2004, although the EU acquis - the body of common rights and obligations - applies only to the areas under the internationally recognized government, and is suspended in the areas administered by Turkish Cypriots. However, individual Turkish Cypriots able to document their eligibility for Republic of Cyprus citizenship legally enjoy the same rights accorded to other citizens of European Union states.

How big is Cyprus compared to Ghana? 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, Ghana Revenue Authority.

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