Comparing United States to Aruba

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MAKE 52.1% LESS MONEY EVERY YEAR


United States  UNITED STATES ($52,800.00 per capita)
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Aruba  ARUBA ($25,300.00 per capita)
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In United States, the GDP per capita is $52,800.00 per capita, while in Aruba, that number is $25,300.00 per capita.
Category: United States vs. Aruba GDP

LIVE 3.2 YEARS LESS


United States  UNITED STATES (79.56 years life expectancy)
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Aruba  ARUBA (76.35 years life expectancy)
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In United States, you (on average) will live to approximately 79.56. In Aruba, the average life expectancy is 76.35.
Category: United States vs. Aruba life expectancy

CONSUME 32.4% LESS ELECTRICITY


United States  UNITED STATES (12,186 kWh per capita)
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Aruba  ARUBA (8,236 kWh per capita)
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In United States, electricity consumption use is 12,186 kWh per capita. In Aruba, it is 8,236 kWh per capita.
Category: United States vs. Aruba electricity consumption

BE 90.3% MORE LIKELY TO DIE IN YOUR INFANCY


United States  UNITED STATES (6.17 per 1000 infants)
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Aruba  ARUBA (11.74 per 1000 infants)
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In United States, approximately 6.17 per 1000 infants die before they reach the age of one. In Aruba, on the other hand, there are a total of 11.74 deaths during infancy per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Aruba infant mortality

BE 5.5% LESS LIKELY TO BE UNEMPLOYED


United States  UNITED STATES (7.3% of people)
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Aruba  ARUBA (6.9% of people)
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In United States, 7.3% of people are unemployed, and in Aruba 6.9% are unemployed.
Category: United States vs. Aruba unemployment rate

HAVE 5.7% FEWER BABIES


United States  UNITED STATES (13.42 babies per 1000 people)
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Aruba  ARUBA (12.65 babies per 1000 people)
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In United States, there are approximately 13.42 babies per 1000 people. In Aruba, however, there are a total of 12.65 babies per 1000 people.
Category: United States vs. Aruba birth rate

SEE A 99.7% DECREASE IN COASTLINE


United States  UNITED STATES (19,924km of coastline)
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Aruba  ARUBA (69km of coastline)
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United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline, while Aruba has a total of 69 km.
Category: United States vs. Aruba coastline

At a Glance: Aruba

  • Land Area: ~180 sq km (United States is ~54,593 times bigger than Aruba)
  • Population: ~111 thousand people (319 million more people live in United States)

How big is Aruba compared to United States? See an in-depth size comparison.

This to-scale map shows a size comparison of Aruba (180 sq km) and United States (9,826,675 sq km).


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.

The data on this page is calculated using data sourced from The World Factbook (2014 data).