Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Aruba instead of British Virgin Islands, you would:

Health

live 1.7 years less


In British Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (78 years for men, 81 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

be 2.7 times more likely to be unemployed


In British Virgin Islands, 2.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Aruba, that number is 7.7% as of 2016.

Life

be 10.9% less likely to die during infancy


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 11.0 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 2.2 times more likely to have internet access


In British Virgin Islands, approximately 43.6% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Aruba, about 97.2% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 93.8% more on education


British Virgin Islands spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Aruba spends 6.2% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 14.4% less coastline


British Virgin Islands has a total of 80 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 British Virgin Islands? 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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