United States compared to Aruba

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If you moved to Aruba from United States, you would..


make 55.8% less money


United States United States ($57,300 per capita)
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Aruba Aruba ($25,300 per capita)
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United States has a GDP per capita of $57,300, while in Aruba, the GDP per capita is $25,300.
Category: United States vs. Aruba - GDP Per Capita

pay 49% more in taxes


United States United States (39.6% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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Aruba Aruba (59% top marginal tax rate - Jan 2016)
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In United States, citizens pay a top marginal tax rate (the highest tax rate you can pay) of 39.6%. In Aruba, the top marginal tax rate is 59%.
Category: United States vs. Aruba - Tax Rate

live 3 years less


United States United States (79.8 years)
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Aruba Aruba (76.8 years)
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In United States, the life expectancy is (on average) 79.8 years. In Aruba, the average life expectancy is 76.8 years.
Category: United States vs. Aruba - Life Expectancy

consume 41.7% less electricty


United States United States (12,077 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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Aruba Aruba (7,039 kWh per capita - 2014 est.)
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United States consumes around 12,077 kWh per capita of electricity per year. In Aruba, that number is 7,039 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Aruba - Electricity Consumption

be 89.7% more likely to die in your infancy


United States United States (5.8 per 1,000 infants)
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Aruba Aruba (11 per 1,000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 5.8 per 1,000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Aruba, on the other hand, 11 per 1,000 infants do.
Category: United States vs. Aruba - Infant Mortality

be 46.8% more likely to be unemployed


United States United States (4.7% of people - 2016 est.)
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Aruba Aruba (6.9% of people - 2005 est.)
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In United States, approximately 4.7% of people are unemployed. In Aruba, that number is 6.9% of people.
Category: United States vs. Aruba - Unemployment

see 99.7% less coastline


United States United States (19,924 km)
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Aruba Aruba (68.5 km)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Aruba, that number is 68.5 km.
Category: United States vs. Aruba - Coastline

The statistics above were calculated using The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, and Ministerio di Finansas, Comunicacion, Utilidad y Energia.


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A brief history of Aruba

Aruba is a sovereign country in Central America/Caribbean, with a total land area of approximately 180 sq km. Discovered and claimed for Spain in 1499, Aruba was acquired by the Dutch in 1636. The island's economy has been dominated by three main industries. A 19th century gold rush was followed by prosperity brought on by the opening in 1924 of an oil refinery. The last decades of the 20th century saw a boom in the tourism industry. Aruba seceded from the Netherlands Antilles in 1986 and became a separate, autonomous member of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Movement toward full independence was halted at Aruba's request in 1990.

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