Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.6 years longer


In Malaysia, the average life expectancy is 76 years (73 years for men, 79 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 28.9% more money


Malaysia has a GDP per capita of $29,100 as of 2017, while in Aruba, the GDP per capita is $37,500 as of 2017.

be 2.3 times more likely to be unemployed


In Malaysia, 3.4% of adults are unemployed as of 2017. In Aruba, that number is 7.7% as of 2016.

pay a 2.1 times higher top tax rate


Malaysia has a top tax rate of 28.0% as of 2016. In Aruba, the top tax rate is 59.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 14.0% less likely to die during infancy


In Malaysia, approximately 11.4 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 33.9% fewer children


In Malaysia, there are approximately 18.3 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 19.7% more likely to have internet access


In Malaysia, approximately 81.2% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Aruba, about 97.2% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 31.9% more on education


Malaysia spends 4.7% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Aruba spends 6.2% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 98.5% less coastline


Malaysia has a total of 4,675 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 Malaysia? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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