Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

make 2.5 times more money


Libya has a GDP per capita of $10,000, while in Aruba, the GDP per capita is $25,300.

be 77.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Libya, 30.0% of adults are unemployed. In Aruba, that number is 6.9%.

spend 5.9 times more on taxes


Libya has a top tax rate of 10.0%. In Aruba, the top tax rate is 59.0%.

Life

have 29.1% less children


In Libya, there are approximately 17.5 babies per 1,000 people. In Aruba, there are 12.4 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 4.6 times more likely to have internet access


In Libya, approximately 20.3% of the population has internet access. In Aruba, about 93.5% do.

be 80.3% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Libya, approximately 54% of people have improved drinking water access (54% in urban areas, and 55% in rural areas). In Aruba, that number is 98% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas).

Geography

see 96.1% less coastline


Libya has a total of 1,770 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 Libya? 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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