Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.9 years less


In Germany, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women). In Aruba, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

make 49.8% less money


Germany has a GDP per capita of $50,400, while in Aruba, the GDP per capita is $25,300.

be 81.6% more likely to be unemployed


In Germany, 3.8% of adults are unemployed. In Aruba, that number is 6.9%.

spend 24.2% more on taxes


Germany has a top tax rate of 47.5%. In Aruba, the top tax rate is 59.0%.

Life

have 44.2% more children


In Germany, there are approximately 8.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Aruba, there are 12.4 babies per 1,000 people.

be 3.1 times more likely to die during infancy


In Germany, approximately 3.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Aruba, on the other hand, 10.7 children do.

Expenditures

spend 32.7% more on education


Germany spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education. Aruba spends 6.5% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 97.1% less coastline


Germany has a total of 2,389 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 Germany? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Federal Central Tax Office (BZSt), Ministerio di Finansas, Comunicacion, Utilidad y Energia.

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