Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.4 years longer


In Malaysia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 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 39.7% more likely to be obese


In Malaysia, 15.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Cyprus, that number is 21.8% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 27.8% more money


Malaysia has a GDP per capita of $29,100 as of 2017, while in Cyprus, the GDP per capita is $37,200 as of 2017.

be 3.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Malaysia, 3.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Cyprus, that number is 11.1% as of 2017.

pay a 25.0% higher top tax rate


Malaysia has a top tax rate of 28.0% 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 Malaysia, approximately 29.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Cyprus, 6.0 women do as of 2017.

be 35.1% less likely to die during infancy


In Malaysia, approximately 11.4 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 40.4% fewer children


In Malaysia, there are approximately 18.3 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Cyprus, there are 10.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Expenditures

spend 36.2% more on education


Malaysia spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Cyprus spends 6.4% of total GDP on education as of 2015.

Geography

see 86.1% less coastline


Malaysia has a total of 4,675 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 Malaysia? 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, Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia.

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