Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.9 years longer


In Aruba, the average life expectancy is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women). In Germany, that number is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women).

Economy

make 99.2% more money


Aruba has a GDP per capita of $25,300, while in Germany, the GDP per capita is $50,400.

be 44.9% less likely to be unemployed


In Aruba, 6.9% of adults are unemployed. In Germany, that number is 3.8%.

spend 19.5% less on taxes


Aruba has a top tax rate of 59.0%. In Germany, the top tax rate is 47.5%.

Life

be 68.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Aruba, approximately 10.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Germany, on the other hand, 3.4 children do.

have 30.6% fewer children


In Aruba, there are approximately 12.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Germany, there are 8.6 babies per 1,000 people.

Expenditures

spend 24.6% less on education


Aruba spends 6.5% of its total GDP on education. Germany spends 4.9% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 34.9 times more coastline


Aruba has a total of 68 km of coastline. In Germany, that number is 2,389 km.

Germany: At a glance

Germany is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 348,672 sq km. As Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation (after Russia), Germany is a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945. With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR). The democratic FRG embedded itself in key Western economic and security organizations, the EC, which became the EU, and NATO, while the communist GDR was on the front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990. Since then, Germany has expended considerable funds to bring Eastern productivity and wages up to Western standards. In January 1999, Germany and 10 other EU countries introduced a common European exchange currency, the euro.

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


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt), Ministerio di Finansas, Comunicacion, Utilidad y Energia.

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