Quality of life comparison
If you lived in Aruba instead of United States, you would:
live 2.6 years less
In United States, the average life expectancy is 81 years (78 years for men, 83 years for women) as of 2022. In Aruba, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2022.
make 36.1% less money
United States has a GDP per capita of $60,200 as of 2020, while in Aruba, the GDP per capita is $38,442 as of 2017.
be 97.9% more likely to be unemployed
In United States, 3.9% of adults are unemployed as of 2018. In Aruba, that number is 7.7% as of 2016.
pay a 49.0% higher top tax rate
United States has a top tax rate of 39.6% as of 2016. In Aruba, the top tax rate is 59.0% as of 2016.
be 2.3 times more likely to die during infancy
In United States, approximately 5.2 children (per 1,000 live births) die before they reach the age of one as of 2022. In Aruba, on the other hand, 12.1 children do as of 2022.
spend 10.0% more on education
United States spends 5.0% of its total GDP on education as of 2014. Aruba spends 5.5% of total GDP on education as of 2016.
see 99.7% less coastline
United States has a total of 19,924 km of coastline. In Aruba, that number is 68 km.
The statistics above were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Internal Revenue Service, Ministerio di Finansas, Comunicacion, Utilidad y Energia.
Aruba: At a glance
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