Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Aruba instead of Anguilla, you would:

Health

live 4.3 years less


In Anguilla, the average life expectancy is 82 years (79 years for men, 84 years for women) as of 2020. In Aruba, that number is 78 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 3.1 times more money


Anguilla has a GDP per capita of $12,200 as of 2008, while in Aruba, the GDP per capita is $37,500 as of 2017.

Life

be 3.0 times more likely to die during infancy


In Anguilla, approximately 3.3 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Aruba, on the other hand, 9.8 children do as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 19.1% more likely to have internet access


In Anguilla, approximately 81.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Aruba, about 97.2% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 12.3% more coastline


Anguilla has a total of 61 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 Anguilla? 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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