Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Aruba instead of Congo, Republic of the, you would:

Health

live 16.2 years longer


In Congo, Republic of the, the average life expectancy is 61 years (60 years for men, 63 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 5.5 times more money


Congo, Republic of the has a GDP per capita of $6,800 as of 2017, while in Aruba, the GDP per capita is $37,500 as of 2017.

be 78.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Congo, Republic of the, 36.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Aruba, that number is 7.7% as of 2016.

Life

be 21.8% more likely to be literate


In Congo, Republic of the, the literacy rate is 80.3% as of 2018. In Aruba, it is 97.8% as of 2018.

be 80.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 50.7 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 62.9% fewer children


In Congo, Republic of the, there are approximately 32.6 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 68.9% more likely to have access to electricity


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 57% of people have electricity access (74% in urban areas, and 23% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Aruba, that number is 96% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 92% in rural areas) as of 2012.

be 11.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 8.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Aruba, about 97.2% do as of 2018.

be 17.2% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 84% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 56% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Aruba, that number is 98% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas) as of 2015.

Expenditures

spend 34.8% more on education


Congo, Republic of the spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Aruba spends 6.2% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 59.5% less coastline


Congo, Republic of the has a total of 169 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 Congo, Republic of the? 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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