Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Economy

make 67.4% more money


Uruguay has a GDP per capita of $22,400 as of 2017, while in Aruba, the GDP per capita is $37,500 as of 2017.

pay a 96.7% higher top tax rate


Uruguay has a top tax rate of 30.0% as of 2016. In Aruba, the top tax rate is 59.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 25.6% more likely to die during infancy


In Uruguay, approximately 7.8 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.

Basic Needs

be 42.3% more likely to have internet access


In Uruguay, approximately 68.3% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Aruba, about 97.2% do as of 2018.

Expenditures

spend 26.5% more on education


Uruguay spends 4.9% of its total GDP on education as of 2017. Aruba spends 6.2% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Geography

see 89.6% less coastline


Uruguay has a total of 660 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 Uruguay? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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