Cost of living in Paramaribo, Suriname

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Food [Edit]
Basic lunchtime menu (including a drink) in the business district 69 SRD $
Combo meal in fast food restaurant (Big Mac Meal or similar) 28 SRD $
500 gr (1 lb.) of boneless chicken breast 49 SRD $
1 liter (1 qt.) of whole fat milk 8 SRD $
12 eggs, large 16 SRD $
1 kg (2 lb.) of tomatoes 13 SRD $
500 gr (16 oz.) of local cheese 23 SRD $
1 kg (2 lb.) of apples 19 SRD $
1 kg (2 lb.) of potatoes 6 SRD $
0.5 l (16 oz) domestic beer in the supermarket 8 SRD $
1 bottle of red table wine, good quality 44 SRD $
2 liters of Coca-Cola 9 SRD $
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 6 SRD $
Housing [Edit]
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in EXPENSIVE area 2,801 SRD $
Monthly rent for 85 m2 (900 Sqft) furnished accommodation in NORMAL area 1,348 SRD $
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 2 people in 85m2 flat 286 SRD $
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in EXPENSIVE area 2,040 SRD $
Monthly rent for a 45 m2 (480 Sqft) furnished studio in NORMAL area 1,336 SRD $
Utilities 1 month (heating, electricity, gas ...) for 1 person in 45 m2 (480 Sqft) studio 519 SRD $
Internet 8 Mbps (1 month) 157 SRD $
40” flat screen TV 5,559 SRD $
Microwave 800/900 Watt (Bosch, Panasonic, LG, Sharp, or equivalent brands) 1,550 SRD $
Laundry detergent (3 l. ~ 100 oz.) 41 SRD $
Hourly rate for cleaning help 56 SRD $
Clothes [Edit]
1 pair of jeans (Levis 501 or similar) 243 SRD $
1 summer dress in a High Street Store (Zara, H&M or similar retailers) 205 SRD $
1 pair of sport shoes (Nike, Adidas, or equivalent brands) 368 SRD $
1 pair of men’s leather business shoes 357 SRD $
Transportation [Edit]
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 TSI 150 CV (or equivalent), with no extras, new 57,249 SRD $
1 liter (1/4 gallon) of gas 5.27 SRD $
Monthly ticket public transport 105 SRD $
Taxi trip on a business day, basic tariff, 8 km. (5 miles) -
Personal Care [Edit]
Cold medicine for 6 days (Tylenol, Frenadol, Coldrex, or equivalent brands) 18 SRD $
1 box of antibiotics (12 doses) 5.14 SRD $
Short visit to private Doctor (15 minutes) 59 SRD $
1 box of 32 tampons (Tampax, OB, ...) 23 SRD $
Deodorant, roll-on (50ml ~ 1.5 oz.) 24 SRD $
Hair shampoo 2-in-1 (400 ml ~ 12 oz.) 22 SRD $
4 rolls of toilet paper 15 SRD $
Tube of toothpaste 23 SRD $
Standard men's haircut in expat area of the city 21 SRD $
Entertainment [Edit]
Basic dinner out for two in neighborhood pub 193 SRD $
2 tickets to the movies 47 SRD $
2 tickets to the theater (best available seats) 122 SRD $
Dinner for two at an Italian restaurant in the expat area including appetisers, main course, wine and dessert 461 SRD $
1 cocktail drink in downtown club 25 SRD $
Cappuccino in expat area of the city 20 SRD $
1 beer in neighbourhood pub (500ml or 1pt.) 18 SRD $
iPad Wi-Fi 128GB 2,700 SRD $
1 min. of prepaid mobile tariff (no discounts or plans) 0.83 SRD $
1 month of gym membership in business district 101 SRD $
1 package of Marlboro cigarettes 26 SRD $
WARNING!  These prices are based on only a few data points. At this point they are mostly a guess. They are based on 141 prices entered by 10 different people.
Latest price update: November 24, 2017.

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