Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Aruba instead of American Samoa, you would:

Health

live 3.5 years longer


In American Samoa, the average life expectancy is 73 years (71 years for men, 76 years for women). In Aruba, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

make 2.3 times more money


American Samoa has a GDP per capita of $11,200, while in Aruba, the GDP per capita is $25,300.

be 76.8% less likely to be unemployed


In American Samoa, 29.8% of adults are unemployed. In Aruba, that number is 6.9%.

Life

have 36.7% less children


In American Samoa, there are approximately 19.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Aruba, there are 12.4 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 54.2% more likely to have access to electricity


In American Samoa, 59% of people have electricity access (60% in urban areas, and 45% in rural areas). In Aruba, that number is 91% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas).

be 3.0 times more likely to have internet access


In American Samoa, approximately 31.3% of the population has internet access. In Aruba, about 93.5% do.

Geography

see 40.9% less coastline


American Samoa has a total of 116 km of coastline. In Aruba, that number is 68 km.

Aruba: At a glance

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.

How big is Aruba compared to American Samoa? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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