Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Aruba instead of Equatorial Guinea, you would:

Health

live 11.8 years longer


In Equatorial Guinea, the average life expectancy is 66 years (64 years for men, 67 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 10.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Equatorial Guinea, 8.6% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Aruba, that number is 7.7% as of 2016.

pay a 68.6% higher top tax rate


Equatorial Guinea has a top tax rate of 35.0% as of 2016. In Aruba, the top tax rate is 59.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 83.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 59.7 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.

have 60.6% fewer children


In Equatorial Guinea, there are approximately 30.7 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Aruba, there are 12.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 40.8% more likely to have access to electricity


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 68% of people have electricity access (91% in urban areas, and 53% in rural areas) as of 2016. In Aruba, that number is 96% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 92% in rural areas) as of 2012.

be 3.7 times more likely to have internet access


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 26.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Aruba, about 97.2% do as of 2018.

be 45.1% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Equatorial Guinea, approximately 68% of people have improved drinking water access (82% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Aruba, that number is 98% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas) as of 2015.

Geography

see 76.9% less coastline


Equatorial Guinea has a total of 296 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 Equatorial Guinea? 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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