Cost of living in Suriname

Summary of cost of living in Suriname

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 50,494 SRD $
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 20,490 SRD $
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on only a few data points. At the moment, you should treat them only as a best guess.
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Food
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 148 SRD $
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 144 SRD $
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 57 SRD $
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 22 SRD $
12 eggs, large 70 SRD $
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 65 SRD $
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 119 SRD $
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 160 SRD $
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 42 SRD $
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 48 SRD $
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 250 SRD $
2 liters of coca-cola 38 SRD $
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 16 SRD $
Housing
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 10,000 SRD $
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 12,000 SRD $
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 500 SRD $
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 6,987 SRD $
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 3,979 SRD $
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 250 SRD $
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 417 SRD $
40” flat screen tv 13,000 SRD $
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 2,536 SRD $
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 225 SRD $
Hourly rate for cleaning help 175 SRD $
Clothes
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 1,075 SRD $
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 1,417 SRD $
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 2,145 SRD $
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 1,700 SRD $
Transportation
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 450,000 SRD $
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 23 SRD $
Monthly ticket public transport -
Personal Care
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 153 SRD $
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 75 SRD $
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 250 SRD $
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 65 SRD $
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 40 SRD $
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 160 SRD $
4 rolls of toilet paper 30 SRD $
Tube of toothpaste 71 SRD $
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 60 SRD $
Entertainment
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 470 SRD $
2 tickets to the movies 246 SRD $
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 1,000 SRD $
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 1,500 SRD $
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 150 SRD $
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 100 SRD $
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 14 SRD $
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 1,000 SRD $
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 7 SRD $
1 month of gym membership in business district 200 SRD $
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 90 SRD $

Map of Cost of Living in Suriname

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This map shows only the top cities in Suriname. We also have on this page a list of all the cities available in Expatistan:
List of all the cities available in Expatistan

The color of each marker corresponds with the cost of living in the city red markers show more expensive cities green ones show cheaper cities
Moving the mouse on top of a city will show its name and the Cost of Living Index of that city.

What is the Cost of Living Index? To calculate each city's Price Index value, we start by assigning a value of 100 to a central reference city (that happens to be Prague). Once the reference point has been established, the Price Index value of every other city in the database is calculated by comparing their cost of living to the cost of living in Prague.
Therefore, if a city has a Price Index of 134, that means that living there is 34% more expensive than living in Prague.

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Paramaribo

Prices recently added

  • 1 month of gym membership in business district in Paramaribo costs 200 SRD $ (7 days ago)
  • Cappuccino in expat area of the city in Paramaribo costs 100 SRD $ (7 days ago)
  • Cocktail drink in downtown club in Paramaribo costs 150 SRD $ (7 days ago)
  • Nice dinner at an italian restaurant, dinner for two in Paramaribo costs 1,500 SRD $ (7 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) in Paramaribo costs 1,000 SRD $ (7 days ago)
  • 2 tickets to the movies in Paramaribo costs 250 SRD $ (7 days ago)
  • Basic dinner out in neighborhood pub, dinner for two in Paramaribo costs 500 SRD $ (7 days ago)
  • Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city in Paramaribo costs 60 SRD $ (7 days ago)
  • 75 ml tube of toothpaste in Paramaribo costs 70 SRD $ (7 days ago)
  • 8 rolls of toilet paper in Paramaribo costs 30 SRD $ (7 days ago)

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