Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 12.3 years longer


In Kiribati, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 69 years for women). In Cyprus, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women).

be 52.6% less likely to be obese


In Kiribati, 46.0% of adults are obese. In Cyprus, that number is 21.8% of people.

Economy

make 18.5 times more money


Kiribati has a GDP per capita of $2,000, while in Cyprus, the GDP per capita is $37,000.

be 61.4% less likely to be unemployed


In Kiribati, 30.6% of adults are unemployed. In Cyprus, that number is 11.8%.

Life

be 92.2% less likely to die during childbirth


In Kiribati, approximately 90.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Cyprus, 7.0 women do.

be 75.4% less likely to die during infancy


In Kiribati, approximately 32.1 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cyprus, on the other hand, 7.9 children do.

have 46.7% fewer children


In Kiribati, there are approximately 21.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Cyprus, there are 11.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 69.5% more likely to have access to electricity


In Kiribati, 59% of the population has electricity access. In Cyprus, 100% of the population do.

be 5.5 times more likely to have internet access


In Kiribati, approximately 13.7% of the population has internet access. In Cyprus, about 75.9% do.

be 49.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Kiribati, approximately 67% of people have improved drinking water access (87% in urban areas, and 51% in rural areas). In Cyprus, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 27.5% less on healthcare


Kiribati spends 10.2% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cyprus, that number is 7.4% of GDP.

Geography

see 43.3% less coastline


Kiribati has a total of 1,143 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 Kiribati? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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