Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.5 years longer


In Bangladesh, 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 6.0 times more money


Bangladesh has a GDP per capita of $4,200, while in Aruba, the GDP per capita is $25,300.

be 72.5% more likely to be unemployed


In Bangladesh, 4.0% of adults are unemployed. In Aruba, that number is 6.9%.

spend 96.7% more on taxes


Bangladesh has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Aruba, the top tax rate is 59.0%.

Life

be 33.9% more likely to be literate


In Bangladesh, the literacy rate is 72.8%. In Aruba, it is 97.5%.

be 66.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Bangladesh, approximately 31.7 children die before they reach the age of one. In Aruba, on the other hand, 10.7 children do.

have 34.0% fewer children


In Bangladesh, there are approximately 18.8 babies per 1,000 people. In Aruba, there are 12.4 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 51.7% more likely to have access to electricity


In Bangladesh, 60% of people have electricity access (90% in urban areas, and 49% in rural areas). In Aruba, that number is 91% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas).

be 5.1 times more likely to have internet access


In Bangladesh, approximately 18.2% of the population has internet access. In Aruba, about 93.5% do.

be 12.9% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Bangladesh, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (86% in urban areas, and 87% in rural areas). In Aruba, that number is 98% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 2.6 times more on education


Bangladesh spends 2.5% of its total GDP on education. Aruba spends 6.5% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 88.2% less coastline


Bangladesh has a total of 580 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 Bangladesh? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, National Board of Revenue (NBR), Bangladesh, Ministerio di Finansas, Comunicacion, Utilidad y Energia.

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