Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 8.3 years longer


In Guyana, the average life expectancy is 69 years (66 years for men, 72 years for women). In Aruba, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

make 3.1 times more money


Guyana has a GDP per capita of $8,200, while in Aruba, the GDP per capita is $25,300.

be 37.8% less likely to be unemployed


In Guyana, 11.1% of adults are unemployed. In Aruba, that number is 6.9%.

Life

be 10.2% more likely to be literate


In Guyana, the literacy rate is 88.5%. In Aruba, it is 97.5%.

be 64.8% less likely to die during infancy


In Guyana, approximately 30.4 children die before they reach the age of one. In Aruba, on the other hand, 10.7 children do.

have 19.5% less children


In Guyana, there are approximately 15.4 babies per 1,000 people. In Aruba, there are 12.4 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 15.2% more likely to have access to electricity


In Guyana, 79% of people have electricity access (91% in urban areas, and 75% in rural areas). In Aruba, that number is 91% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas).

be 2.6 times more likely to have internet access


In Guyana, approximately 35.7% of the population has internet access. In Aruba, about 93.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 2.0 times more on education


Guyana spends 3.2% of its total GDP on education. Aruba spends 6.5% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 85.1% less coastline


Guyana has a total of 459 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 Guyana? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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