Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Aruba instead of Papua New Guinea, you would:

Health

live 9.6 years longer


In Papua New Guinea, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 70 years for women). In Aruba, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

make 6.8 times more money


Papua New Guinea has a GDP per capita of $3,700, while in Aruba, the GDP per capita is $25,300.

be 2.8 times more likely to be unemployed


In Papua New Guinea, 2.5% of adults are unemployed. In Aruba, that number is 6.9%.

spend 40.5% more on taxes


Papua New Guinea has a top tax rate of 42.0%. In Aruba, the top tax rate is 59.0%.

Life

be 51.9% more likely to be literate


In Papua New Guinea, the literacy rate is 64.2%. In Aruba, it is 97.5%.

be 70.5% less likely to die during infancy


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 36.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Aruba, on the other hand, 10.7 children do.

have 47.7% less children


In Papua New Guinea, there are approximately 23.7 babies per 1,000 people. In Aruba, there are 12.4 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 5.1 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Papua New Guinea, 18% of people have electricity access (72% in urban areas, and 10% in rural areas). In Aruba, that number is 91% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas).

be 9.7 times more likely to have internet access


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 9.6% of the population has internet access. In Aruba, about 93.5% do.

be 2.5 times more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Papua New Guinea, approximately 40% of people have improved drinking water access (88% in urban areas, and 33% in rural areas). In Aruba, that number is 98% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas).

Geography

see 98.7% less coastline


Papua New Guinea has a total of 5,152 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 Papua New Guinea? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Commission, Papua New Guinea, Ministerio di Finansas, Comunicacion, Utilidad y Energia.

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