Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 5.9 years less


In Canada, the average life expectancy is 83 years (81 years for men, 86 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

make 22.5% less money


Canada has a GDP per capita of $48,400 as of 2017, while in Aruba, the GDP per capita is $37,500 as of 2017.

be 22.2% more likely to be unemployed


In Canada, 6.3% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Aruba, that number is 7.7% as of 2016.

pay a 78.8% higher top tax rate


Canada has a top tax rate of 33.0% as of 2016. In Aruba, the top tax rate is 59.0% as of 2016.

Life

have 18.6% more children


In Canada, there are approximately 10.2 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Aruba, there are 12.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

be 2.3 times more likely to die during infancy


In Canada, approximately 4.3 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.

Expenditures

spend 17.0% more on education


Canada spends 5.3% of its total GDP on education as of 2011. Aruba spends 6.2% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 100.0% less coastline


Canada has a total of 202,080 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 Canada? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Canada Revenue Agency, Ministerio di Finansas, Comunicacion, Utilidad y Energia.

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