Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

make 2.2 times more money


Ecuador has a GDP per capita of $11,500, while in Aruba, the GDP per capita is $25,300.

be 50.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Ecuador, 4.6% of adults are unemployed. In Aruba, that number is 6.9%.

spend 68.6% more on taxes


Ecuador has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Aruba, the top tax rate is 59.0%.

Life

be 34.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Ecuador, approximately 16.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Aruba, on the other hand, 10.7 children do.

have 30.7% less children


In Ecuador, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Aruba, there are 12.4 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 72.8% more likely to have internet access


In Ecuador, approximately 54.1% 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 Ecuador, approximately 87% of people have improved drinking water access (93% in urban areas, and 76% in rural areas). In Aruba, that number is 98% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 30.0% more on education


Ecuador spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Aruba spends 6.5% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 96.9% less coastline


Ecuador has a total of 2,237 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 Ecuador? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Servicio de Rentas Internas del Ecuador, Ministerio di Finansas, Comunicacion, Utilidad y Energia.

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