Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 12.4 years longer


In Yemen, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 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 27.5% more likely to be obese


In Yemen, 17.1% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Cyprus, that number is 21.8% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 14.9 times more money


Yemen has a GDP per capita of $2,500 as of 2017, while in Cyprus, the GDP per capita is $37,200 as of 2017.

be 58.9% less likely to be unemployed


In Yemen, 27.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Cyprus, that number is 11.1% as of 2017.

pay a 2.3 times higher top tax rate


Yemen has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Cyprus, the top tax rate is 35.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 96.3% less likely to die during childbirth


In Yemen, approximately 164.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Cyprus, 6.0 women do as of 2017.

be 41.4% more likely to be literate


In Yemen, the literacy rate is 70.1% as of 2015. In Cyprus, it is 99.1% as of 2015.

be 82.3% less likely to die during infancy


In Yemen, approximately 41.9 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 57.8% fewer children


In Yemen, there are approximately 25.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Cyprus, there are 10.9 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 2.1 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Yemen, approximately 47% of the population has electricity access as of 2017. In Cyprus, 100% of the population do as of 2016.

be 3.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Yemen, approximately 26.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Cyprus, about 84.4% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 66.0% less coastline


Yemen has a total of 1,906 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 Yemen? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Yemen Tax Authority, The World Factbook, Inland Revenue Department of the Republic of Cyprus.

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