Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.1 years less


In Liechtenstein, the average life expectancy is 82 years (80 years for men, 85 years for women). In Cyprus, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women).

Economy

make 73.4% less money


Liechtenstein has a GDP per capita of $139,100, while in Cyprus, the GDP per capita is $37,000.

be 4.9 times more likely to be unemployed


In Liechtenstein, 2.4% of adults are unemployed. In Cyprus, that number is 11.8%.

spend 45.8% more on taxes


Liechtenstein has a top tax rate of 24.0%. In Cyprus, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

Life

be 88.1% more likely to die during infancy


In Liechtenstein, approximately 4.2 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cyprus, on the other hand, 7.9 children do.

Basic Needs

be 22.6% less likely to have internet access


In Liechtenstein, approximately 98.1% of the population has internet access. In Cyprus, about 75.9% do.

Expenditures

spend 2.3 times more on education


Liechtenstein spends 2.6% of its total GDP on education. Cyprus spends 6.1% of total GDP on education.

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 Liechtenstein? 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.

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