Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Aruba instead of El Salvador, you would:

Health

live 2.0 years longer


In El Salvador, the average life expectancy is 75 years (72 years for men, 78 years for women). In Aruba, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

make 2.8 times more money


El Salvador has a GDP per capita of $8,900, while in Aruba, the GDP per capita is $25,300.

spend 96.7% more on taxes


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

Life

be 36.3% less likely to die during infancy


In El Salvador, approximately 16.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Aruba, on the other hand, 10.7 children do.

be 10.8% more likely to be literate


In El Salvador, the literacy rate is 88.0%. In Aruba, it is 97.5%.

have 23.5% less children


In El Salvador, there are approximately 16.2 babies per 1,000 people. In Aruba, there are 12.4 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.2 times more likely to have internet access


In El Salvador, approximately 29.0% of the population has internet access. In Aruba, about 93.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 85.7% more on education


El Salvador spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Aruba spends 6.5% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 77.7% less coastline


El Salvador has a total of 307 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 El Salvador? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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