Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Aruba instead of Wallis and Futuna, you would:

Health

live 2.9 years less


In Wallis and Futuna, the average life expectancy is 80 years (77 years for men, 83 years for women). In Aruba, that number is 77 years (74 years for men, 80 years for women).

Economy

make 6.7 times more money


Wallis and Futuna has a GDP per capita of $3,800, while in Aruba, the GDP per capita is $25,300.

be 21.6% less likely to be unemployed


In Wallis and Futuna, 8.8% of adults are unemployed. In Aruba, that number is 6.9%.

Life

be 2.5 times more likely to die during infancy


In Wallis and Futuna, approximately 4.3 children die before they reach the age of one. In Aruba, on the other hand, 10.7 children do.

Basic Needs

be 4.2 times more likely to have internet access


In Wallis and Futuna, approximately 22.1% of the population has internet access. In Aruba, about 93.5% do.

Geography

see 46.9% less coastline


Wallis and Futuna has a total of 129 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 Wallis and Futuna? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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