Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.6 years less


In Malta, the average life expectancy is 80 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 39.8% less money


Malta has a GDP per capita of $42,000, while in Aruba, the GDP per capita is $25,300.

be 56.8% more likely to be unemployed


In Malta, 4.4% of adults are unemployed. In Aruba, that number is 6.9%.

spend 68.6% more on taxes


Malta has a top tax rate of 35.0%. In Aruba, the top tax rate is 59.0%.

Life

have 22.8% more children


In Malta, there are approximately 10.1 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 Malta, approximately 3.5 children die before they reach the age of one. In Aruba, on the other hand, 10.7 children do.

Basic Needs

be 21.0% more likely to have internet access


In Malta, approximately 77.3% of the population has internet access. In Aruba, about 93.5% do.

Geography

see 65.2% less coastline


Malta has a total of 197 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 Malta? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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