Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 9.3 years longer


In Ghana, the average life expectancy is 68 years (66 years for men, 71 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 8.0 times more money


Ghana has a GDP per capita of $4,700 as of 2017, while in Aruba, the GDP per capita is $37,500 as of 2017.

be 35.3% less likely to be unemployed


In Ghana, 11.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Aruba, that number is 7.7% as of 2016.

pay a 2.4 times higher top tax rate


Ghana has a top tax rate of 25.0% as of 2016. In Aruba, the top tax rate is 59.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 27.7% more likely to be literate


In Ghana, the literacy rate is 76.6% as of 2015. In Aruba, it is 97.8% as of 2018.

be 69.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Ghana, approximately 32.1 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 59.1% fewer children


In Ghana, there are approximately 29.6 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 20.6% more likely to have access to electricity


In Ghana, approximately 79% of people have electricity access (90% in urban areas, and 67% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Aruba, that number is 96% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 92% in rural areas) as of 2012.

be 2.5 times more likely to have internet access


In Ghana, approximately 39.0% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Aruba, about 97.2% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 72.2% more on education


Ghana spends 3.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Aruba spends 6.2% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 87.3% less coastline


Ghana has a total of 539 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 Ghana? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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