Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

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

Health

live 10.6 years longer


In Yemen, the average life expectancy is 67 years (65 years for men, 69 years for women) as of 2020. In Aruba, that number is 78 years (74 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.

Economy

make 15.0 times more money


Yemen has a GDP per capita of $2,500 as of 2017, while in Aruba, the GDP per capita is $37,500 as of 2017.

be 71.5% less likely to be unemployed


In Yemen, 27.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Aruba, that number is 7.7% as of 2016.

pay a 3.9 times higher top tax rate


Yemen has a top tax rate of 15.0% as of 2016. In Aruba, the top tax rate is 59.0% as of 2016.

Life

be 39.5% more likely to be literate


In Yemen, the literacy rate is 70.1% as of 2015. In Aruba, it is 97.8% as of 2018.

be 76.6% less likely to die during infancy


In Yemen, approximately 41.9 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.

have 53.1% fewer children


In Yemen, there are approximately 25.8 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Aruba, there are 12.1 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 2.0 times more likely to have access to electricity


In Yemen, approximately 47% of people have electricity access (72% in urban areas, and 32% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Aruba, that number is 96% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 92% in rural areas) as of 2012.

be 3.6 times more likely to have internet access


In Yemen, approximately 26.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Aruba, about 97.2% do as of 2018.

Geography

see 96.4% less coastline


Yemen has a total of 1,906 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 Yemen? See an in-depth size comparison.


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

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