Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

make 67.6% less money


Brunei has a GDP per capita of $78,200, while in Aruba, the GDP per capita is $25,300.

Life

be 11.5% more likely to die during infancy


In Brunei, approximately 9.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Aruba, on the other hand, 10.7 children do.

have 27.1% less children


In Brunei, there are approximately 17.0 babies per 1,000 people. In Aruba, there are 12.4 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 19.7% more likely to have access to electricity


In Brunei, 76% of people have electricity access (79% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas). In Aruba, that number is 91% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas).

be 31.3% more likely to have internet access


In Brunei, approximately 71.2% of the population has internet access. In Aruba, about 93.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 47.7% more on education


Brunei spends 4.4% of its total GDP on education. Aruba spends 6.5% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 57.5% less coastline


Brunei has a total of 161 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 Brunei? 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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