Quality of Life Comparison

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

Health

live 5.3 years longer


In Nicaragua, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women). In Cyprus, that number is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women).

Economy

make 6.4 times more money


Nicaragua has a GDP per capita of $5,800, while in Cyprus, the GDP per capita is $37,000.

be 81.5% more likely to be unemployed


In Nicaragua, 6.5% of adults are unemployed. In Cyprus, that number is 11.8%.

spend 16.7% more on taxes


Nicaragua has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Cyprus, the top tax rate is 35.0%.

Life

be 95.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Nicaragua, approximately 150.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor. In Cyprus, 7.0 women do.

be 19.7% more likely to be literate


In Nicaragua, the literacy rate is 82.8%. In Cyprus, it is 99.1%.

be 56.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Nicaragua, approximately 18.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Cyprus, on the other hand, 7.9 children do.

have 36.2% less children


In Nicaragua, there are approximately 17.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Cyprus, there are 11.3 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 28.2% more likely to have access to electricity


In Nicaragua, 78% of the population has electricity access. In Cyprus, 100% of the population do.

be 3.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Nicaragua, approximately 24.6% of the population has internet access. In Cyprus, about 75.9% do.

be 14.9% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Nicaragua, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (99% in urban areas, and 69% in rural areas). In Cyprus, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 17.8% less on healthcare


Nicaragua spends 9.0% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Cyprus, that number is 7.4% of GDP.

spend 35.6% more on education


Nicaragua spends 4.5% of its total GDP on education. Cyprus spends 6.1% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 28.8% less coastline


Nicaragua has a total of 910 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 Nicaragua? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: General Directorate of Revenues, The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Department of the Republic of Cyprus.

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