Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 3.4 years longer


In Palau, the average life expectancy is 74 years (71 years for men, 78 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 2.6 times more money


Palau has a GDP per capita of $14,700 as of 2017, while in Aruba, the GDP per capita is $37,500 as of 2017.

be 4.5 times more likely to be unemployed


In Palau, 1.7% of adults are unemployed as of 2015. In Aruba, that number is 7.7% as of 2016.

Basic Needs

be 2.7 times more likely to have internet access


In Palau, approximately 36.0% of the population has internet access as of 2016. In Aruba, about 97.2% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 95.5% less coastline


Palau has a total of 1,519 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 Palau? 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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