- Cost of Living
- Suriname
- Egypt
- Comparison

##
Cost of living in
**Suriname**
compared to
**Egypt**

Currency:

Food | + 121% | |||
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Food in Suriname is 121% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 155 SRD $ (E£ 371) | E£ 139 | + 168% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 51 SRD $ (E£ 121) | E£ 68 | + 78% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 24 SRD $ (E£ 58) | E£ 39 | + 50% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 11 SRD $ (E£ 25) | E£ 14 | + 75% | |

12 eggs, large | 21 SRD $ (E£ 51) | E£ 21 | + 139% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 20 SRD $ (E£ 49) | E£ 10 | + 379% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 54 SRD $ (E£ 129) | E£ 31 | + 309% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 19 SRD $ (E£ 45) | E£ 25 | + 82% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 6 SRD $ (E£ 15) | E£ 7 | + 105% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 10 SRD $ (E£ 25) | E£ 22 | + 12% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 63 SRD $ (E£ 152) | E£ 150 | + 2% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 14 SRD $ (E£ 33) | E£ 13 | + 165% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 8 SRD $ (E£ 20) | E£ 5.69 | + 252% | |

Housing | + 96% | |||

Housing in Suriname is 96% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 7,167 SRD $ (E£ 17,188) | E£ 8,598 | + 100% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 3,821 SRD $ (E£ 9,164) | E£ 5,254 | + 74% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 778 SRD $ (E£ 1,867) | E£ 880 | + 112% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 4,402 SRD $ (E£ 10,558) | E£ 5,801 | + 82% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 5,532 SRD $ (E£ 13,267) | E£ 3,965 | + 235% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 600 SRD $ (E£ 1,439) | E£ 619 | + 132% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 228 SRD $ (E£ 548) | E£ 234 | + 134% | |

40” flat screen TV | 4,943 SRD $ (E£ 11,854) | E£ 5,850 | + 103% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 1,043 SRD $ (E£ 2,503) | E£ 2,926 | - 14% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 51 SRD $ (E£ 123) | E£ 97 | + 27% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 50 SRD $ (E£ 120) | E£ 91 | + 31% | |

Clothes | + 72% | |||

Clothes in Suriname is 72% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 283 SRD $ (E£ 680) | E£ 902 | - 25% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 684 SRD $ (E£ 1,640) | E£ 808 | + 103% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 789 SRD $ (E£ 1,891) | E£ 1,787 | + 6% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 1,052 SRD $ (E£ 2,523) | E£ 947 | + 166% | |

Transportation | - 31% | |||

Transportation in Suriname is 31% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 48,073 SRD $ (E£ 115,297) | E£ 438,533 | - 74% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 7 SRD $ (E£ 16) | E£ 6 | + 166% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 156 SRD $ (E£ 374) | E£ 491 | - 24% | |

Personal Care | + 61% | |||

Personal Care in Suriname is 61% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 76 SRD $ (E£ 183) | E£ 37 | + 390% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 40 SRD $ (E£ 96) | E£ 74 | + 30% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 100 SRD $ (E£ 240) | E£ 287 | - 16% | |

1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) | 32 SRD $ (E£ 76) | E£ 60 | + 27% | |

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 41 SRD $ (E£ 99) | E£ 50 | + 96% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 33 SRD $ (E£ 80) | E£ 49 | + 63% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 9 SRD $ (E£ 22) | E£ 26 | - 17% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 22 SRD $ (E£ 52) | E£ 21 | + 146% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 24 SRD $ (E£ 57) | E£ 72 | - 20% | |

Entertainment | + 114% | |||

Entertainment in Suriname is 114% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 199 SRD $ (E£ 477) | E£ 322 | + 48% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 47 SRD $ (E£ 114) | E£ 133 | - 14% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | - | E£ 797 | - | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 200 SRD $ (E£ 480) | E£ 528 | - 9% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 42 SRD $ (E£ 101) | E£ 95 | + 7% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 19 SRD $ (E£ 46) | E£ 40 | + 16% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 24 SRD $ (E£ 58) | E£ 40 | + 48% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 1,500 SRD $ (E£ 3,598) | E£ 10,146 | - 65% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 10 SRD $ (E£ 24) | E£ 3.42 | + 601% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 350 SRD $ (E£ 838) | E£ 735 | + 14% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 33 SRD $ (E£ 79) | E£ 37 | + 113% | |

TOTAL | + 64% |

This comparison is lacking data. It provides a decent comparison, but it is not yet reliable. It is based on 2,899 prices entered by 299 different people.

These prices were last updated on January 19, 2019.
Exchange rate:
2.398
EGP
/
SRD

#
Cost of living in
**Suriname**
is
**64% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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