Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 1.9 years less


In Panama, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 82 years for women). In Aruba, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

be 25.5% more likely to be unemployed


In Panama, 5.5% of adults are unemployed. In Aruba, that number is 6.9%.

spend 2.4 times more on taxes


Panama has a top tax rate of 25.0%. In Aruba, the top tax rate is 59.0%.

Life

have 30.7% less children


In Panama, there are approximately 17.9 babies per 1,000 people. In Aruba, there are 12.4 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 73.1% more likely to have internet access


In Panama, approximately 54.0% of the population has internet access. In Aruba, about 93.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 2.0 times more on education


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

Geography

see 97.2% less coastline


Panama has a total of 2,490 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 Panama? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, General Directorate of Revenues, Panama, Ministerio di Finansas, Comunicacion, Utilidad y Energia.

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