Belize vs Suriname - Cost of Living Comparison

Belize Suriname
🚶 Cost of living one person
$840
$679
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Cost of living Family
$1904
$1743
🏠 One person rent
$396
$264
🏘️ Family rent
$587
$524
🍽️ Food expenses
$305
$317
🚐 Transport expenses
$59.4
$35.8
💳 Monthly salary after tax
$888
$206
💸 GDP per capita
$4115
$4917
😃 Human freedom index
7.64
7.64
❤️ Life expectancy
74.8
71.8
👮 Corruption perceptions index
58
39
🌐 English speaking %
81.7%
87.1%
🎓 Higher education
25
27
😀 Quality of life
38
37
🏙️ Population
375K
563K

The average cost of living in Belize ($840) is 24% more expensive than in Suriname ($679). Belize ranked 92nd vs 123rd for Suriname in the list of the most expensive countries in the world.

The average after-tax salary is enough to cover living expenses for 1.1 months in Belize compared to 0.3 months in Suriname. Ranked 127th and 134th best countries to live in the world.

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Prices in Belize vs Suriname

We calculate prices for Belize and Suriname as a population-weighted mean of 5 and 2 cities, respectively. Since large cities tend to have a higher cost of living, it's better to visit specific city pages below for more relevant information.

Belize Suriname
Eating Out
🍱 Lunch Menu
$4.09
$4.26
🥂 Dinner in a Restaurant, for 2
$22.4
$56.1
🥪 Fast food meal, equiv. McDonald's
$5.84
$5.96
🍻 Beer in a Pub, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$2.55
$1.93
 Cappuccino
$3.62
$2.86
🥤 Pepsi / Coke, 0.5 L or 16.9 fl oz
$1.24
$0.98
Rent & Utilities
🏙️ 1 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$376
$272
🏡 Cheap 1 bedroom apartment, 40 m2 or 430 ft2
$239
$194
🏙️ 3 bedroom apartment in Downtown, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$638
$579
🏡 Cheap 3 bedroom apartment, 80 m2 or 860 ft2
$369
$416
🔌 Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$64.8
$38.1
🔌 Utility Bill for a Family, electricity, heating, water, etc.
$100
$58.9
🌐 Internet plan, 50 Mbps+ 1 month unlimited
$64.3
$15.9
🏦 Mortgage Interest Rate for 20 Years
11.03%
14.18%
🏙️ Apartment price to Buy in city Center, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$703
$767
🏡 House price to Buy in Suburbs, 1 m2 or 10 ft2
$946
$456
Transportation
🚌 Local transport ticket
$1.54
$0.45
🎟️ Monthly ticket local transport
$44.3
$5.96
🚕 Taxi Ride, 8 km or 5 mi
$22
$13.3
 Gas / Petrol, 1 L or 0.26 gal
$1.54
$0.85
Groceries
🥛 Milk, 1 L or 1 qt
$1.82
$1.08
🍞 Bread, 0.5 kg or 1.1 lb
$1.43
$0.98
🍚 Rice, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.59
$0.83
🥚 Eggs, x12
$2.05
$2.5
🧀 Cheese, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$8.86
$12
🐔 Chicken Breast, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.6
$4.8
🥩 Round Steak, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$4.8
$7.82
🍏 Apples, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.95
$4.8
🍌 Banana, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.24
$1.73
🍊 Oranges, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.18
$2.3
🍅 Tomato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$2.26
$2.55
🥔 Potato, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.8
$1.12
🧅 Onion, 1 kg or 2.2 lb
$1.75
$0.87
🌊 Water, 1 L or 1 qt
$0.75
$0.46
🍹 Coca-Cola / Pepsi, 2 L or 67.6 fl oz
$2.97
$1.5
🍾 Wine (mid-priced), 750 mL bottle
$15.3
$11.3
🍺 Beer, 0.5 L or 16 fl oz
$1.82
$1.23
🚬 Cigarette pack
$4.06
$2.85
💊 Cold medicince, 1 week
$11.5
$7.02
🧴 Hair Shampoo
$5.86
$6.02
🧻 Toilet paper, 4 rolls
$1.5
$1.18
👄 Toothpaste, 1 tube
$1.54
$2.81
Other
🏋️ Gym Membership, 1 month
$31
$9.1
🎫 Cinema Ticket, 1 person
$7.5
$4.96
👩‍⚕️ Doctor's visit
$29
$9.96
💇 Haircut, simple
$4.78
$1.97
👖 Brand Jeans
$37.4
$56.7
👟 Brand Sneakers
$95.2
$89
👶 Daycare or Preschool, 1 month
$130
$81.1
🏫 International Primary School, 1 year
$3674
$4077

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Cities Comparison in Belize vs Suriname

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Cost of Living in Popular cities

In Belize

City Cost of living Population
Belize City
$826
57.2K
Belmopan
$803
17.2K
San Pedro Town
$848
11.8K
San Ignacio
$920
17K
Caye Caulker
$848
2K

In Suriname

City Cost of living Population
Paramaribo
$675
224K
Nieuw Nickerie
$736
12.8K