Quality of Life Comparison

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If you lived in Aruba instead of Bahamas, The, you would:

Health

live 4.3 years longer


In Bahamas, The, the average life expectancy is 73 years (70 years for men, 75 years for women). In Aruba, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

be 31.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Bahamas, The, 10.0% of adults are unemployed. In Aruba, that number is 6.9%.

make 18.9% less money


Bahamas, The has a GDP per capita of $31,200, while in Aruba, the GDP per capita is $25,300.

Life

have 19.0% fewer children


In Bahamas, The, there are approximately 15.3 babies per 1,000 people. In Aruba, there are 12.4 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 16.9% more likely to have internet access


In Bahamas, The, approximately 80.0% of the population has internet access. In Aruba, about 93.5% do.

Geography

see 98.1% less coastline


Bahamas, The has a total of 3,542 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 Bahamas, The? 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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