General data

Area: 9,251 km2
Popuation: 1.189.265
Capital: Nicosia
Currency: Euro
Time zone: UTC+2
Calling code: +357
Biggest Cities: Nicosia, Limassol, Strovolos, Larnaca, Famagusta, Lakatamia, Kyrenia, Paphos,Kato Polemidhia


GDP per capita (eur, 2019): 24.570
GDP (billion EUR, 2019): 20,62
Unemployment (%, 2020): 6.9

Creative ranking

overall ranking – 13. place
(by Creative Barometer 2020)

by Architecture – 12. place

by Interior design – 6. place

by Product design – 9. place

Cyprus occupies the 13th place in the overall ranking of the countries. With regard to the three subdisciplines, it ranks best in the area of interior design (6th place). It occupies the 9th place in product design and fashion, while in the area of architecture it takes 12th place. Cyprus ranks 3rd in terms of its GDP per capita. As regards the mobility of creators, considering the country of origin and the host country, Cyprus ranks 14th in both indicators among the 19 countries. It also ranks 14th with regard to the number of people working as creative and performing artists, authors, journalists and linguists. Cyprus comes 10th in the number of companies operating in the cultural sector.
Creative Barometer was developed by Zavod Big in cooperation with the Center for Creativity, at the Museum of Architecture and Design. This project is a part of a partnership network Platform Center for Creativity cofinanced by European Union from European Regional Development Fund and by Republic of Slovenia.