Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.0 years longer


In Lebanon, the average life expectancy is 78 years (77 years for men, 80 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 31.9% less likely to be obese


In Lebanon, 32.0% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Cyprus, that number is 21.8% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 89.8% more money


Lebanon has a GDP per capita of $19,600 as of 2017, while in Cyprus, the GDP per capita is $37,200 as of 2017.

be 14.4% more likely to be unemployed


In Lebanon, 9.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2007. In Cyprus, that number is 11.1% as of 2017.

pay a 75.0% higher top tax rate


Lebanon has a top tax rate of 20.0% as of 2016. In Cyprus, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 79.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Lebanon, approximately 29.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Cyprus, 6.0 women do as of 2017.

have 19.9% fewer children


In Lebanon, there are approximately 13.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Cyprus, there are 10.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 2.6 times more on education


Lebanon spends 2.5% of its total GDP on education as of 2013. Cyprus spends 6.4% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

see 2.9 times more coastline


Lebanon has a total of 225 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 Lebanon? 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, Ministry of Finance, Lebanon.

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