Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Aruba instead of United States, you would:

Health

live 3.1 years less


In United States, the average life expectancy is 80 years (78 years for men, 82 years for women). In Aruba, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

make 57.5% less money


United States has a GDP per capita of $59,500, while in Aruba, the GDP per capita is $25,300.

be 56.8% more likely to be unemployed


In United States, 4.4% of adults are unemployed. In Aruba, that number is 6.9%.

spend 49.0% more on taxes


United States has a top tax rate of 39.6%. In Aruba, the top tax rate is 59.0%.

Life

be 84.5% more likely to die during infancy


In United States, approximately 5.8 children die before they reach the age of one. In Aruba, on the other hand, 10.7 children do.

Basic Needs

be 22.7% more likely to have internet access


In United States, approximately 76.2% of the population has internet access. In Aruba, about 93.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 30.0% more on education


United States spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education. Aruba spends 6.5% of total GDP on education.

Geography

see 99.7% less coastline


United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Aruba, that number is 68 km.

Learn more about Aruba

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 United States? See an in-depth size comparison.


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