Cost of living in Paramaribo, Suriname

Summary of cost of living in Paramaribo

  • Family of four estimated monthly costs: 14,176 SRD $
  • Single person estimated monthly costs: 6,279 SRD $
  • WARNING!  These estimates are based on data that may have some inconsistencies at the moment. They already provide a decent estimate but they are not currently bullet-proof.
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List of prices in Paramaribo, Suriname. Current as of Mar 2021.

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 55 SRD $
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (big mac meal or similar) 44 SRD $
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 25 SRD $
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 10 SRD $
12 eggs, large 17 SRD $
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 20 SRD $
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 46 SRD $
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 16 SRD $
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 5.47 SRD $
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 10 SRD $
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 48 SRD $
2 liters of coca-cola 11 SRD $
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 8 SRD $
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in expensive area 4,596 SRD $
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 sqft) furnished accommodation in normal area 2,701 SRD $
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 306 SRD $
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in expensive area 2,717 SRD $
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 sqft) furnished studio in normal area 2,007 SRD $
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 sqft) studio 310 SRD $
Internet 8 mbps (1 month) 176 SRD $
40” flat screen tv 4,207 SRD $
Microwave 800/900 watt (bosch, panasonic, lg, sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,181 SRD $
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 57 SRD $
Hourly rate for cleaning help 30 SRD $
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (levis 501 or similar) 267 SRD $
1 summer dress in a high street store (zara, h&m or similar retailers) 277 SRD $
1 pair of sport shoes (nike, adidas, or equivalent brands) 643 SRD $
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 701 SRD $
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen golf 1.4 tsi 150 cv (or equivalent), with no extras, new 74,675 SRD $
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 7 SRD $
Monthly ticket public transport 133 SRD $
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) 96 SRD $
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (tylenol, frenadol, coldrex, or equivalent brands) 26 SRD $
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 40 SRD $
Short visit to private doctor (15 minutes) 125 SRD $
1 box of 32 tampons (tampax, ob, ...) 19 SRD $
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 28 SRD $
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 26 SRD $
4 rolls of toilet paper 10 SRD $
Tube of toothpaste 14 SRD $
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 24 SRD $
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 170 SRD $
2 tickets to the movies 49 SRD $
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) -
Dinner for two at an italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 296 SRD $
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 33 SRD $
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 19 SRD $
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 12 SRD $
Ipad wi-fi 128gb 2,596 SRD $
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.80 SRD $
1 month of gym membership in business district 91 SRD $
1 package of marlboro cigarettes 22 SRD $
Some of these prices have some inconsistencies. They already provide a reliable comparison but they are not bullet-proof. They are based on 60 prices entered by 6 different people.
Latest price update: March 01, 2021

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