Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 14.3 years longer


In Tanzania, the average life expectancy is 63 years (61 years for men, 64 years for women). In Aruba, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

make 7.9 times more money


Tanzania has a GDP per capita of $3,200, while in Aruba, the GDP per capita is $25,300.

be 33.0% less likely to be unemployed


In Tanzania, 10.3% of adults are unemployed. In Aruba, that number is 6.9%.

spend 96.7% more on taxes


Tanzania has a top tax rate of 30.0%. In Aruba, the top tax rate is 59.0%.

Life

be 73.2% less likely to die during infancy


In Tanzania, approximately 39.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Aruba, on the other hand, 10.7 children do.

be 25.2% more likely to be literate


In Tanzania, the literacy rate is 77.9%. In Aruba, it is 97.5%.

have 65.2% less children


In Tanzania, there are approximately 35.6 babies per 1,000 people. In Aruba, there are 12.4 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 3.8 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Tanzania, 24% of people have electricity access (71% in urban areas, and 4% in rural areas). In Aruba, that number is 91% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 80% in rural areas).

be 7.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Tanzania, approximately 13.0% of the population has internet access. In Aruba, about 93.5% do.

be 76.4% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Tanzania, approximately 56% of people have improved drinking water access (77% in urban areas, and 46% in rural areas). In Aruba, that number is 98% of people on average (98% in urban areas, and 98% in rural areas).

Expenditures

spend 85.7% more on education


Tanzania spends 3.5% of its total GDP on education. Aruba spends 6.5% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 95.2% less coastline


Tanzania has a total of 1,424 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 Tanzania? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: Tanzania Revenue Authority, The World Factbook, Ministerio di Finansas, Comunicacion, Utilidad y Energia.

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