- Cost of Living
- Suriname
- Egypt
- Comparison

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

Currency:

Food | + 113% | |||
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Food in Suriname is 113% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district | 155 SRD $ (E£ 369) | E£ 146 | + 153% | |

Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) | 51 SRD $ (E£ 120) | E£ 70 | + 73% | |

500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast | 24 SRD $ (E£ 57) | E£ 39 | + 49% | |

1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk | 10 SRD $ (E£ 24) | E£ 14 | + 69% | |

12 eggs, large | 21 SRD $ (E£ 49) | E£ 22 | + 126% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes | 20 SRD $ (E£ 48) | E£ 11 | + 351% | |

500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese | 54 SRD $ (E£ 128) | E£ 33 | + 293% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of apples | 19 SRD $ (E£ 44) | E£ 26 | + 73% | |

1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes | 5.15 SRD $ (E£ 12) | E£ 7 | + 78% | |

0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket | 11 SRD $ (E£ 26) | E£ 22 | + 18% | |

1 bottle of red table wine, good quality | 63 SRD $ (E£ 151) | E£ 152 | - 1% | |

2 liters of Coca-Cola | 14 SRD $ (E£ 33) | E£ 13 | + 161% | |

Bread for 2 people for 1 day | 8 SRD $ (E£ 20) | E£ 5.73 | + 247% | |

Housing | + 92% | |||

Housing in Suriname is 92% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area | 7,167 SRD $ (E£ 17,074) | E£ 8,335 | + 105% | |

Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area | 3,821 SRD $ (E£ 9,103) | E£ 5,159 | + 76% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat | 778 SRD $ (E£ 1,854) | E£ 908 | + 104% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area | 4,402 SRD $ (E£ 10,488) | E£ 6,098 | + 72% | |

Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area | 5,532 SRD $ (E£ 13,179) | E£ 3,794 | + 247% | |

Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio | 600 SRD $ (E£ 1,429) | E£ 610 | + 134% | |

Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) | 228 SRD $ (E£ 544) | E£ 251 | + 117% | |

40” flat screen TV | 4,943 SRD $ (E£ 11,775) | E£ 6,021 | + 96% | |

Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) | 963 SRD $ (E£ 2,295) | E£ 3,030 | - 24% | |

Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) | 51 SRD $ (E£ 122) | E£ 102 | + 20% | |

Hourly rate for cleaning help | 50 SRD $ (E£ 119) | E£ 91 | + 31% | |

Clothes | + 76% | |||

Clothes in Suriname is 76% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) | 283 SRD $ (E£ 675) | E£ 874 | - 23% | |

1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) | 684 SRD $ (E£ 1,629) | E£ 761 | + 114% | |

1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) | 789 SRD $ (E£ 1,879) | E£ 1,862 | + 1% | |

1 pair of men’s leather business shoes | 1,052 SRD $ (E£ 2,506) | E£ 1,123 | + 123% | |

Transportation | - 19% | |||

Transportation in Suriname is 19% cheaper than in Egypt | ||||

Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new | 48,073 SRD $ (E£ 114,530) | E£ 444,807 | - 74% | |

1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas | 7 SRD $ (E£ 16) | E£ 5.87 | + 167% | |

Monthly ticket public transport | 200 SRD $ (E£ 476) | E£ 435 | + 10% | |

Personal Care | + 51% | |||

Personal Care in Suriname is 51% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) | 76 SRD $ (E£ 182) | E£ 41 | + 346% | |

1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) | 40 SRD $ (E£ 95) | E£ 74 | + 28% | |

Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) | 100 SRD $ (E£ 238) | E£ 334 | - 29% | |

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

Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) | 41 SRD $ (E£ 98) | E£ 50 | + 97% | |

Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) | 33 SRD $ (E£ 79) | E£ 52 | + 52% | |

4 rolls of toilet paper | 9 SRD $ (E£ 22) | E£ 26 | - 13% | |

Tube of toothpaste | 22 SRD $ (E£ 52) | E£ 20 | + 154% | |

Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city | 24 SRD $ (E£ 57) | E£ 70 | - 19% | |

Entertainment | + 99% | |||

Entertainment in Suriname is 99% more expensive than in Egypt | ||||

Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub | 300 SRD $ (E£ 715) | E£ 329 | + 117% | |

2 tickets to the movies | 47 SRD $ (E£ 113) | E£ 134 | - 16% | |

2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) | - | E£ 728 | - | |

Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert | 200 SRD $ (E£ 476) | E£ 524 | - 9% | |

1 cocktail drink in downtown club | 42 SRD $ (E£ 100) | E£ 91 | + 10% | |

Cappuccino in expat area of the city | 19 SRD $ (E£ 46) | E£ 42 | + 10% | |

1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) | 24 SRD $ (E£ 58) | E£ 43 | + 36% | |

iPad Wi-Fi 128GB | 1,500 SRD $ (E£ 3,574) | E£ 10,473 | - 66% | |

1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) | 10 SRD $ (E£ 24) | E£ 4.68 | + 409% | |

1 month of gym membership in business district | 350 SRD $ (E£ 833) | E£ 820 | + 2% | |

1 package of Marlboro cigarettes | 33 SRD $ (E£ 79) | E£ 37 | + 115% | |

TOTAL | + 65% |

This comparison is lacking data. It provides a decent comparison, but it is not yet reliable. It is based on 3,017 prices entered by 308 different people.

These prices were last updated on November 14, 2018.
Exchange rate:
2.382
EGP
/
SRD

#
Cost of living in
**Suriname**
is
**65% more expensive than**
in
**Egypt**

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