Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Aruba instead of Virgin Islands, you would:

Health

live 2.5 years less


In Virgin Islands, the average life expectancy is 79 years (76 years for men, 83 years for women). In Aruba, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

be 33.7% less likely to be unemployed


In Virgin Islands, 10.4% of adults are unemployed. In Aruba, that number is 6.9%.

make 31.6% less money


Virgin Islands has a GDP per capita of $37,000, while in Aruba, the GDP per capita is $25,300.

Life

be 35.4% more likely to die during infancy


In Virgin Islands, approximately 7.9 children die before they reach the age of one. In Aruba, on the other hand, 10.7 children do.

Basic Needs

be 70.6% more likely to have internet access


In Virgin Islands, approximately 54.8% of the population has internet access. In Aruba, about 93.5% do.

Geography

see 63.6% less coastline


Virgin Islands has a total of 188 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 Virgin Islands? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

question_answer HAVE A QUESTION? ASK THE COMMUNITY

Join the Elsewhere community and ask a question about Aruba. It's a free, question-and-answer based forum to discuss what life is like in countries and cities around the world.

Share this